The rewards of an organic garden to your health and eating pleasure are innumerable. Much patience and effort are required though, in order to produce a successful and flourishing organic garden. Perhaps you are unsure of the benefits of organic gardening, or you are unsure how to get your garden started.
Brighten up your flower beds with annuals and biennials. You can use biennial and annual flowers to brighten the bed, and let you change how it looks. If there are gaps between the perennials and shrubs you have planted in a sunlit area, try filling those gaps with annuals and biennials. Some plants to get you started include petunia, marigold, sunflower, rudbekcia, and cosmos.
Before you plant anything in your garden, have the soil checked. A soil analysis is inexpensive and can be used to figure out which nutrients should be added to provide a healthy garden environment. The cost of the analysis will be easily offset by the benefits of a healthy and vibrant crop.
Yes, you really have to weed. If you’re not careful, weeds can take over your beautiful garden, ruining it. White vinegar can be used as a natural herbicide. White vinegar is natural, very inexpensive, and can really kill the weeds! So, if weed pulling is tiring you out, spray a white vinegar solution all over them.
The best gardens start with seeds, as opposed to plants. It’s better for the environment to begin from seed. The problem is those plastic trays which end up in landfills and are not generally recycled. Plants in organic packagingn or seeds sown in your garden, are fine .
You should be cognizant of the peak time for harvesting your vegetables. Every veggie variety has an ideal time frame for picking, so it’s important to catch them when their flavors peak. As an example, zucchini and baby peas both have the best flavor when they are harvested at a young age. Tomatoes, though, are tastiest when they have been allowed to ripen on the vine as long as possible. Find out what the best harvest time is for your vegetables.
Gardening can be very relaxing. A plethora of paths to individual relaxation and inner peace exist. Amongst the simplest ways to get there is to start a garden. It doesn’t require a lot of cash up front, but pays major dividends. You will feel great satisfaction by creating your own garden of tranquility.
To make the most of your time in the garden, you should store all of your tools and implements in a close, accessible location. Use a bucket large enough to hold all your equipment or wear pants with multiple pockets. You will be much more productive if you can quickly get to your spade, pruning shears, trowel and watering can.
As should be obvious by now, organic gardening requires a bit of forethought and planning before implementation. You will get great results if you are consistent and patient. Keep the above advice at hand and you too can excel with organic gardening.