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 find out what they are, and then use them.
When it’s autumn, it’s time to start planting all of your fall edibles. Try planting your fall veggies, especially leafy greens, inside of a pumpkin! Cut an opening in the pumpkin and scoop the insides out. Then spray the edges and empty inside of the pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf so the pumpkin doesn’t rot. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
Don’t cut your grass down by the soil when you run the mower. If you leave a bit more height, the grass roots will get deeper, making your lawn stronger. Short grass on the other hand is more susceptible to drying out.
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. Another benefit is that you won’t lose the little plants in a big garden patch.
It is best to aerate and dry your plants daily. Excess moisture on a plant will invite unwanted parasites or diseases to the plant. Fungi commonly afflict a number of plants. Sprays and liquids exist that are perfect for killing the fungi, but be sure you use it on the area before the fungi actually appear.
It is possible to use natural materials as well as other plants to help keep pests away from your garden. Forming a border around your vegetable garden with marigolds or onions are ideal for repelling slugs. Wood ash also makes a great insect deterrent; simply use it as mulch around your shrub and tree seedlings. Doing these things can ensure that you do not need potentially harmful chemicals.
If you are new to gardening, make sure you read and follow all the directions on any tool or chemical you use. It may seem simple enough, but not following it could lead to chemical burns and skin irritations. Following instructions for the use of harsh chemicals can keep you safe from serious injury.
Use care when you are watering the garden. A soaker hose will save you time because you won’t have to individually water each plant, like you do with a regular nozzle, or a can that you need to constantly refill. To avoid damaging delicate plants, you should water them with low pressure. Set the soaker hose to water your all your plants over a couple hours, and then you will be free to get other things done.
Spray fragrances such as old perfume or aftershave on grass around your garden to help keep your dog away from the plants. This will help to cover the scents that are attracting the dog, and make it less of an appealing place for your dog to be.
Dress to protect your skin from sun damage when you garden. Wear hats and sunglasses, and make use of sunscreen. When you protect yourself against the sun’s rays, you are more likely to avoid both skin cancer and sunburn.
Anyone can have a garden, but it takes knowledge to have a productive and healthy one. Be sure to apply the useful tips you have read here and enjoy.