Growing An Organic Garden: Tips And Tricks

There are so many natural alternatives available to you if you want to turn your garden organic. In order to use these methods, all you have to do is learn a little bit about them.

When the fall season arrives, it is time to plant your fall edibles. Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. You simply need to cut off the top, scoop out the guts, and spray your pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf. Once this is done, you are ready to plant!

Keeping pests out of a vegetable garden can be difficult. You want to avoid spraying harsh chemicals since the vegetables are meant for consumption. Staying on top of the problem will ensure that pests don’t take over your garden. Taking the pests off of the plants by hand is one of the best fixes if you are able to catch the infestation in its early stages.

Don’t count the fall season out. It doesn’t have to be that way! The foliage in the fall probably exudes more color than any other season. Fall trees sport a variety of colorful leaves that range from subtle yellows to rich crimsons. When you choose shrubbery, try hydrangea, barberry, or cotoneaster.

Vegetables are softer in the heat of the hottest part of the day; even gently picking them at that time can damage them. When you remove the produce from the plant, use shears or a knife to cut them from the vine without twisting, as this can damage the plant.

To attract the right kind of insects, plant heather. Heather is desirable to bees; when heather emerges in early spring, it can be a source of nectar. Beds of heather are largely undisturbed and make a perfect living space for spiders, beetles and a variety of other beneficial tenants. Because of this, you should put on a pair of gloves when it’s time to prune the heather.

To create a beautiful English garden use various plants and differing plant heights in one flower bed. By using plants which are all the same height your garden will appear flat and boring.

Be sure to plant some strawberries for your children and grandchildren. Ever-bearing ones are especially nice. Children are thrilled to harvest fruit from their own garden, and doing so often makes them more enthusiastic about helping out with the more hum-drum aspects of tending a garden.

To make the most of your time in the garden, you should store all of your tools and implements in a close, accessible location. You could do this by using a big bucket, or just wear old pants that have some deep pockets. Tools you’ll need to garden efficiently include towels, gloves, pruning shears and other plant-specific tools.

Spacing is one important factor in gardening. Leave a little more space than you think your full grown plant will need to make up for overgrowth. You will need to provide this space to provide ample room and because you need air circulating to your garden. Try to plan your garden and place sufficient distance in between your seedlings.

Anyone can have a garden, but it takes knowledge to have a productive and healthy one. It is important to put these organic tips to good use.