Organic gardening doesn’t have to be grueling work. Indeed, it can be quite enjoyable. The gardening experience can sometimes be rather intimidating and overwhelming to a beginner. How then should someone who does not have any experience start getting involved with organic gardening? They should read this article, obviously!
Clay soil makes working with a shovel difficult. The clay is hard and sticks to the shovel. Take the hard work out of using a shovel in clay soil by rubbing a light coat of car or floor wax over the surface with a clean cloth and buff the surface. The clay will no longer stick to the shovel, and this also helps to prevent other problems like rusting.
Look for the variants of a plant that offer the highest yield. Many times, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid can have a higher yield versus traditional ones.
Plants need a sufficient amount of CO2 for proper maximum growth. More CO2 generally produces more luxurious plant growth. Greenhouses help contain C02 to keep levels high. To achieve optimal growing conditions, keep the levels of carbon dioxide high in your plants’ environment.
If you are going to be doing some gardening, watch out for stink bugs, especially in the fall! This insect will gladly devour your tomatoes, beans, and peppers, as well as a variety of other fruits. If they are left in the garden, they can do great damage to your plants, so you should do whatever you can to eliminate them.
Bulbs are a great option for people who want to enjoy spring and summer flowers. Bulbs will grow every year and are easier to take care of than seeds. Choose from the variety of bulbs that bloom at various times of the growing season for a garden of color all spring and summer long.
Soak your seeds in a dark spot during the overnight hours. Use a small container filled with water to nearly the top and place several seeds in it. This lets water soak into the seeds, giving them an extra boost of hydration when they start growing. The young plants will survive better, and get a boost toward maturity.
Protect your delicate shrubs from harsh, wintry elements. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. Tie these canes at the top, and place a blanket over it. This is better than using plastic to wrap the plant, as more air can circulate.
You can keep pests away from your garden by using other plants or natural materials. A good way to keep slugs away is to create a border with onions around a garden with vegetables. Marigolds would do this trick as well. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you will ward off insect pests. These methods prevent use of harsh chemicals.
It should now be clear to you why so many people find organic gardening enjoyable. Gardening is not only a beautiful art but also a rewarding and relaxing way to spend your time. By applying the advice and insights of this article, you can garden as good as the professionals.