Men and women of all ages enjoy relaxing in an organic gardening and making things grow. But for someone just starting out it can seem very overwhelming, and even a little bit intimidating. So, how can you best prepare yourself as a novice organic gardener? All you have to do is read the following suggestions.
Try planting seeds in pots, and then transferring the seedlings to your garden. They are then more likely to survive and to become thriving, mature plants. This method also reduces the waiting time between plantings. Once you remove the most recent mature plants from your garden, the seedlings are immediately ready to be planted.
In the cold winter months, you can salvage certain plants by bringing them into the house. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Dig carefully around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot.
Ensure you have the proper soil for the plants you have selected. Different types of plants require different soils, so check soil requirements for the ones you choose. You can also make an artificial area with one variety of soil.
Try growing wheat grass or cat grass in the area of the plants your cat wants to eat. Alternatively, you can try putting mothballs, citrus peel or anything else with an odor that cats find distasteful in the soil surrounding the plants.
One very good way to deal with weeds is to boil them away. Boiling water is a very safe alternative to other potent herbicides. All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. The boiling water will damage the roots of the weeds and will usually prevent further growth.
There are natural steps you can take to keep garden pests at bay. A border of onions or marigolds around a vegetable garden can repel slug. Using wood ash as mulch around the base of trees and shrub seedlings will also help keep away insect pests. You can avoid using pesticides that contain harsh chemicals if you employ these techniques.
To grow peas, try growing them indoors first, instead of outside. When you plant the seeds indoors, your seeds will start to germinate better. Seedlings will grow stronger, and withstand attacks from pests and diseases a lot better. After the seedlings have grown strong indoors, it will be time for you to transplant them to outdoor beds.
Use gardening to relax. Everyone wants to find a way to relax and enjoy themselves. Gardening is a great way to just kick back, chill out, and enjoy your time with nature. It does however require a small investment of money but has tremendous returns. The most important reward, however, is the sense of accomplishment you experience when your plants mature.
Reading this article has hopefully given you some great ideas to begin your experiences in organic gardening. There is so much fun and relaxation to be had as one tries to make their garden grow properly. Use what you have learned, and your garden will blossom.