Organic gardening is a movement that is rapidly gathering satisfied followers. With the use of our simple advice, you will quickly learn how to get started with a thriving organic garden of your own. Use what you read and get down to work!
Start your seedlings in pots inside and then transplant them into your garden. Your plants will be more likely to survive if you do this. This method also reduces the waiting time between plantings. When you take out the prior set of adult plants, your seedlings will then be prepared to go in.
Try to plan a variety of perennials that are slug-proof. If slugs or snails find their favorite perennials in your garden, they’ll snack all night. When you wake up in the morning, there will be very little left of your plants. These pests normally go after plants with thin little leaves and plants that have yet to fully mature. Others, though, are disliked by slugs and snails. Those with rough leaves or an unappetizing taste will be less desired by slugs and snails. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won’t eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.
A garden with a foundation of healthy soil is the best defense against pests. Healthy and well-nourished plants will be hardier and therefore better able to prevent pests from taking hold. High-quality soil that is low on chemicals is key. It’s the first thing you should think about when planning on growing your garden.
Consider growing wheat grass or cat grass near the plants your cat enjoys eating. It may also work to add citrus peelings or mothballs to the soil of the plants, because the odor is unpleasant to cats.
As the weather turns colder, it is important to prepare your sensitive shrubs for the change. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees, you should consider protecting them, especially if they do best in warm environments. Pull the canes together at the top and securely tie them. Next, using a sheet or perhaps even a blanket, cover the structure. Doing this is a lot more effective than wrapping up the plant with plastic because it lets air circulate, which could avoid any rotting.
If your garden contains lots of short plants, purchase some gardening knee pads. Long hours tending your garden can leave your knees sore and achy. You can be more comfortable in the garden with a good pair of gardening knee pads.
As mentioned earlier, it will take time and effort to achieve the goals you have for your organic garden. Patience will be required. Use what you learned today, and apply it to your garden to see how much of a difference it makes. This advice can help you achieve success regardless of what you choose to plant in your garden.