The more you get into it, the more you may realize that organic gardening can be a little on the complicated side. Choosing to garden organically means learning about many details, such as your soil’s acidity or what sort of insects live in your garden. It can sometimes seem a bit difficult to grow organically for a novice. You can do it well by taking advantage of the advice that offered below.
In a dark area, pre-soak your seeds overnight. You then want to place a small amount of seeds in a container that’s smaller and then fill it up with water to the top. This will allow seeds to be watered and they will get a kick start when growing. Seeds that are cultivated this way are more likely to survive and mature properly.
Grow some wheat grass or catnip for your cat to eat instead. You may also place something offensively smelly atop the soil, like citrus peel or mothballs.
Set your mower blades higher, so you don’t cut the grass too short. By leaving your grass a little taller, you are allowing it to become stronger, as the roots grow stronger and deeper. The shorter the grass, the shallower the roots, which makes the lawn more likely to develop brown patches.
Allow enough room between plants for air to circulate, so that plants do not stay too wet. Many diseases, as well as most parasites, prefer moisture. In fact, fungi love a wet plant and can cause a great deal of damage. It is possible to control fungi with sprays, but the key is to treat your garden before any problems arise.
It is important to follow the instructions on your chemicals and tools closely, especially if you are new to gardening. Otherwise, you are likely to have skin irritations flare up, which can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. Protect your plants and yourself by knowing how to correctly use all of your gardening implements.
Think about putting some berry-producing evergreens into your landscape. Your yard will then have bright spots of color all year round, which is especially cheerful in the winter when all of your other flora is bare or colorless. Some examples of evergreens that produce berries and color in the wintertime are the American Holly, Cranberrybush, the Winterberry and the Common Snowberry.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.