There are a number of healthy ways to get chemical-free produce, and one the best is to start your own organic garden. There are many ways to approach this hobby. All you need to do is gain a little knowledge, and then put it to good use.
Your plants need to adapt and must be gradually introduced to changes in temperature or condition. Try to place them in the new area for a couple of hours at a time the first day. Throughout the week, gradually increase the time they are spent outside. By the week’s end, your plants should then be ready for the big move!
Consider planting slug-proof perennials. Snails and slugs can do irreparable damage to your garden in a single night. They’re particularly fond of perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if the plants are young. Slugs and snails will leave some perennials alone, particularly those with a bad taste or tough, hairy leaves. Several good choices include heuchera, campanula, achillea, and euphorbia.
For a garden that thrives, choose the right type of soil. Depending on the type of plants you desire in your garden, your natural soil may or may not be appropriate. It’s also possible to make a fabricated area that contains only one type of soil.
For showy flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant plenty of bulbs. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. Find out which flowers will bloom when and then plant a variety, so that you can have fresh blooms all the way through the spring and summer!
When fall is here, you need to plant autumn edibles. A pumpkin makes a great container, and costs less than a clay pot. Scoop the insides out of the pumpkin, and don’t forget to spray the inside with Wilt-Pruf. This will prevent your pumpkin from rotting. When you finish this, you can plant!
Don’t cut your grass down by the soil when you run the mower. If you leave your grass kind of high, your roots will be deeper and your lawn will be stronger and not dry out. Short grass means short roots and dead grass.
In order to start the best garden possible, remember that you should always start with the seeds and not pre-purchased plants. As a green-friendly gardener, you always want to use seeds to start your new plot. Most nurseries use a lot of plastic that is not recycled. If you want to buy plants, find a nurseries that uses organic methods or grow your plants from seeds.
If you are just starting out, follow all the guidelines and rules on your chemicals and tools. If you miss this easy step, you run the risk of harming yourself due to the chemicals that can irritate your skin. Protect your plants and yourself by knowing how to correctly use all of your gardening implements.
A garden can be planted by anybody. However, those who have taken time to do research will gain the most from their crops. Implement these important concepts in building a truly organic garden.