There are a number of methods available that will allow you to create your own thriving, healthy organic garden. All it takes is a little research, and some strategic implementation.
Try not to cause shock to your plants by gradually changing their conditions and temperature. On the first day, place them in the sun outside for only an hour or so. Gradually increase the the time they spend outside over a one week period. After one week, the plants should be fully acclimated and ready to move outside.
Using a shovel in clay soil is a lot of work, not only is the clay hard, but it will stick to the shovel and make it twice as hard to handle. Try applying a coat of wax onto your spade prior to working with clay soil, and then buff the spade head with a cloth. The clay easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.
Use annuals and biennials to enliven your flower beds. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. In addition, you might need something to fill empty spaces in your flower garden. Fill gaps with annuals or biennials. Just make sure the flowers will get enough sun to thrive. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens, and lantana.
It is a good idea to pre-soak your seeds in a dark environment overnight. Simply place a handful of seeds in a container, cover the seeds up with water, and stash it away. The seeds will get the hydration they need to start growing. The seeds will then have a greater chance at lasting and blossoming.
If you are looking for an all-natural, organic way to weed your garden, consider “boiling off” the weeds. Boiling water in a pot is a safe “herbicide.” Just pour out the water on the weeds being careful to avoid any nearby plants. Boiling water can hurt the roots of weeds and can prevent them from growing.
Think about adding some berry-producing evergreens to your landscaping. They will provide a splash of color in the drab and dreary winter months when a lot of other plants have lost their colors. Some plants that will provide color in the winter include the American Cranberrybush, the American Holly, the Common Snowberry, and the Winterberry.
A typical English garden combines various plants of differing heights in a single bed. Using plants that all grow the same height result in a flat and uniform looking bed.
Only with the best knowledge can you take the most from your gardening efforts. Make sure to use these organic tips.