Starting an organic garden is a smart step in creating a healthier diet. It does require some effort, in order to grow, though. This can make you wonder where to begin for growing your own organic garden.
Plant a variety of flowers to keep your flower garden colorful and interesting. Annuals and biennials can add excitement and interest to your flower garden every season. Fast growing biennials and annuals can enliven a flower bed while letting you change up the look each season and year. They can be used to fill in gaps in your garden between the perennials or shrubs so your garden looks fuller. Notable varieties include cosmos, rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock, marigold and sunflower.
Your plants will reach maximum growth if they have a sufficient supply of carbon dioxide. Often, plants achieve better growth when they are surrounded by high levels of CO2. The best way to get a lot of it is through a greenhouse. If you have a greenhouse, keep CO2 levels high.
If you want your garden to blossom with flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant some bulbs in it. Bulbs are generally very simple to grow and hearty, as well; they will continue to grow for years. Different types of bulbs bloom at different times, so if you choose appropriately, you can have blooms from early spring to late summer.
When mowing your lawn, avoid mowing the grass too short. Keeping grass with a little more height makes it healthier. This allows the roots to grow more deeply and makes the blades of grass more resistant to becoming dry and discolored. If you keep your lawn too short, the roots will not go deep enough to survive in case of a heat wave.
Coffee grounds can be used to amend soils that are high in alkaline. Coffee grounds contain plenty of acid to get the soil back to a good balance. This solution will make the vegetables you grow healthier and more flavorful.
For weeds that aren’t in the middle of your plants, use boiling water to kill their roots. Boiling water is a very safe alternative to other potent herbicides. Literally pour the water on the weeds, avoiding any wanted plants near them, and watch the weeds die over time. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.
As you are aware now, there is homework to be done and energy to be expended in setting up a real organic garden. Persistence and patience are also important traits for successful organic gardener. The next time you are in your garden, think of the tips from this article. If you can use that knowledge, you will be more capable of using organic gardening techniques to your advantage.