You have the desire to set up an organic garden that is nutritious and fresh. This is great timing! Below are some excellent ideas to help you begin down the road to an exceptional organic garden.
Learn how to properly lay sod. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Remove weeds and break your soil until all the clumps are gone. Compact the soil gently but firmly to be certain that it is indeed flat. Thoroughly water the soil. The sod should be laid in staggered rows, with the joints offset from one another. The sod should form a flat and firm surface. Fill in gaps with soil. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
The correct soil can make a big difference in how your garden grows. The kind of plants you want in your garden should let you know what kind of soil you need to get. You can designate one area of your garden to use one specific type of soil.
When fall arrives, it’s time to plant your autumn vegetables. A pumpkin can be used as a planting container instead of clay pots. Clean out the pumpkin just like you would if you were making a jack o’lantern. Spray Wilt-Pruf inside the pumpkin and along its edges so that the pumpkin won’t rot. Once you’ve done this, you can plant.
Put a couple of inches of organic mulch around each of your vegetable plants. The mulch help keeps the soil that is around the plants much more moist for much longer. Mulch will help a lot in preventing weeds from growing. This can prevent you from having to constantly pull weeds.
Think about using evergreens in your yard that produce berries during the year. This will allow your garden to have color, even in the dreary winter months. Other plants that boast of winter berries include: Holly, Snowberry and Winterberry.
Pest control can be very difficult when dealing with a vegetable garden. You want to avoid spraying harsh chemicals since the vegetables are meant for consumption. The key to keeping garden pests at bay is to be relentless. If you catch the pests early, the best removal technique is just to take them off your plants by hand.
To deter meddlesome dogs from destroying your garden, you should use heavily scented substances around the perimeter. You can even use perfume! This can make scents that dogs are attracted to, and make your garden less interesting in general for pets.
In order to bring in good insects to your garden, you need to plant heather. Bees love heather, and it’s one of the earliest sources of nectar for the bees when they emerge during springtime. Because it is usually left alone, heather beds can become a home for spiders, beetles and other insects. With this in mind make sure you wear some gloves when you are working with the heather.
Now you know a bit more about what you are doing in starting an organic garden. By reading and applying the information you have learned, you can go from a novice gardener to an expert-level organic gardener in no time at all. The tips above should have given you some advice and a few ideas, so that you can begin an organic gardening adventure in your own backyard.