Organic gardening is undoubtedly a very enjoyable pastime, despite the effort, patience and skill involved. This is a hobby where the goal is to grow food that is healthy and pesticide free. It is challenging, but not as hard as you may think. The following hints and tips can help you grow your own organic garden easily and successfully.
To keep your plants from getting shocked, you need to gradually introduce them to changes in temperature and conditions. The first day you transfer your plants, you should only allow them to sit in direct sunlight for a few hours. Slowly, day after day, you can leave your plants outside for a little longer. By the time the week ends, your plants will be ready for their big move and should have no problems!
When winter arrives, transfer some plants into the house to save them. You may want to save the most beautiful or expensive ones. Carefully dig around the rootball and replant in an appropriate pot.
Ensure you have the proper soil for the plants you have selected. The soil may have to be adapted, depending on what types of plants you’re planning for the garden. You can designate one area of your garden to use one specific type of soil.
Pre-soak your seeds to keep them healthy. You then want to place a small amount of seeds in a container that’s smaller and then fill it up with water to the top. This will allow your seeds to be hydrated and get a head start when growing. The seeds will be better able to survive and grow up.
Keep your fragile shrubs protected from the winter weather. When these tender shrubs are kept in pots, cold weather can be very damaging. Pull the canes together at the top and securely tie them. Next, using a sheet or perhaps even a blanket, cover the structure. This is better than using plastic to wrap the plant, as more air can circulate.
Two items you need to invest in when working in a garden are a wheelbarrow, and a kneeling stool. It’s rough on your knees to spend lots of time on the ground kneeling or squatting. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a portable, lightweight garden stool on hand. Gardening also requires transporting heavy objects and lots of dirt, so purchasing a wheelbarrow can be a very smart investment.
Organic gardening can be a wonderful hobby that involves a love of nature, desire for healthier living, and much patience, too. A hobby that results in growing something delicious to eat. All it takes is a little studying and practice to become a successful organic gardener.