Organic gardening is a movement that is rapidly gathering satisfied followers. With the application of the simple, yet effective advice in this article, you should soon be able to cultivate your own flourishing organic garden. Keep reading to learn some tricks of the trade that will help you get a great garden.
Shoveling clay is very difficult and lots of work because the clay is hard and sticks to the shovel, making it tough to handle. Simplify the process by putting a bit of wax onto the shovel. The clay won’t stick then. The wax prevents the clay from sticking to the shovel, and stops rust from forming.
Choose plant strains that will give you the best harvest with the biggest yield. Many times, hybrid plants tend to resist disease, and tolerate the cold weather better than their traditional counterparts, resulting in higher yields.
Turn your tool handles into convenient rulers. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, shovels or hoes can work as great measuring sticks. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. Next, use a Sharpie to accurately label the distance between each one. You will never find yourself looking for a ruler thanks to this simple tip.
Transplanting plants and bringing them indoors can protect them from harsh winters. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. Carefully dig around the rootball and replant in an appropriate pot.
When fall arrives, it’s time to plant your autumn vegetables. Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. After cutting an opening and removing the meat and seeds from inside the pumpkin, use Wilt-Pruf, sprayed throughout the inside and cut edges, and prevent rot from occurring. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
Don’t plant a garden without planning it. This will help you to remember where you planted the different plants when sprouts begin to shoot up from the ground. You can also avoid losing the smaller plants, or in larger gardens, the small plant groups.
If you want a strange, yet successful, green answer to getting rid of weeds, boil them to death. Boiling water in a pot is a safe “herbicide.” Although this method is organic, it does pose a danger to your plants. If you pour the water near your plants, it will kill the roots.
Try to keep your plants aerated and dry, every day. Parasites and pests are attracted to excess moisture on the plants. An example of a common plant parasite is fungi. You can control fungi with fungicides, but you must remember to use it before you notice any problems in order for it to work.
If you find yourself in love with mint leaves, but not with how they dominate a garden, read on. Rein their growth; you can do this simply by planting mint inside a larger garden container or pot. You can plant the container into the soil if you want to, but the container will restrict the roots, and make sure that the plant doesn’t run rampant in your garden.
As long as you can find the proper information and implement it correctly, you should have no trouble growing a great organic garden. Apply the advice of this article, and enjoy the many benefits an organic garden can offer you. Regardless of which organic crops you choose to grow, these tips will help you enjoy a bountiful harvest.