Properly applying different techniques for organic gardening pays off in the long run. Using these environmentally sound techniques means you care about your own health and that of your garden. This is a great thing. Like any other skills you may have, these are able to be improved. Some advice that will be of use to you follows.
Shoveling clay is very difficult and lots of work because the clay is hard and sticks to the shovel, making it tough to handle. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. The wax will prevent any rusting, and the shovel will cut through the soil with great ease.
Think about starting plants in pots, and then placing the seedlings in the garden later. Your plants will be more likely to survive if you do this. This also helps tighten time between plantings. After you remove the mature plants from your garden, you can immediately replace them with the seedlings and start the cycle over again.
Use perennials resistant to slugs and snails. A plant can be completely demolished overnight by slugs and snails. Young plants with susceptible leaves are favorite meals for slugs, including those with smoother or thinner leaves. Certain perennials are unappetizing to slugs and snails, especially those with tough, hairy leaves or an unappetizing taste. Good choices in this category are plants such as achillea, campanula, and euphorbia. Heuchera and helleborus also work well.
You don’t need a costly chemical solution to deal with powdery mildew in your garden. Plain water with a bit of liquid soap and baking soda will do the trick. Spray this mixture on your plants weekly until the mildew is gone. Baking soda will bring no damage to your plants, and will treat the mildew in a gentle and efficient manner.
During winter, you should take your favorite plants inside. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Dig around roots carefully before transferring to a pot.
Before you even start planting the garden, check the soil. An inexpensive soil report can be used to adjust soil nutrients to optimum levels, which will ensure your garden thrives. A lot of cooperative extension offices can provide this service to you and it is worth knowing what you need to do in order to avoid ruining your plants.
It is best to aerate and dry your plants daily. If your plants get too moist, they may get sick or infested with parasites. An example of a common plant parasite is fungi. There are many effective fungicide products that will prevent fungi growth and clear up any existing problems as well.
You now have the information you need to start applying these tips to your own organic garden. This is a positive thing. These tips were specifically crafted to enhance your organic gardening techniques. A gardener should never be done learning! You may have even found something new to employ in your own organic garden.