You are finally ready to try organic gardening. You’ve come to the right place! Below are some excellent ideas to help you begin down the road to an exceptional organic garden.
Your plants will respond better to gradual changes of environment. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day. Over a week, increase the time outside slowly. By the end of the week, your plants should be ready to make the big move with no problem!
Choose the varieties of plants that will produce a higher yield. Traditional strains are often out-performed by hybrids that have been bred for cold tolerance or disease resistance.
Climbing plants make a strong addition to walls, fences or other free-standing structures. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season. They may grow up through some existing shrubs and trees, and can even be worked to grow around an arbor. Some must be tied to supports, but some climbers use twining stems or tendrils and attach themselves to those surfaces. A few good choices are climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis.
Come up with a gardening plan before planting anything. Having a planting plan will help you correctly identify the young plants once they start to sprout. In addition, some plants are so small you might forget you planted them once all your plants sprout. Planning stops these plants from getting lost in the crowd.
There are natural materials, and you can also use other plants to help keep pests away from your garden. Plant marigolds or onions around other vegetables to keep slugs away from them. Another way to get rid of pests is to spread wood ash at ground level around shrubs and tree plantings. These methods prevent use of harsh chemicals.
If you want to grow peas, consider starting them indoors instead of planting them outside. Seeds are more likely to sprout when started indoors. Your seedlings will be stronger, and this will mean they can withstand diseases and bug attacks. Once they are suitably strong, transplant them outside.
Before you start working in your garden, purchase a wheelbarrow and a good kneeling stool. Spending time on the ground is rough on the knees, a portable and light stool can help make gardening easier. Because gardening means transporting a lot of heavy things, a wheelbarrow will also come in handy.
You now know the basics of organic gardening and can get started soon. If you thought you knew a lot then, now you should be a professional. Use the advice you have been given to make your organic garden bloom like never before.