One of the smartest things you can do for you and your diet is to start an organic garden. However, organic gardening does require a commitment. This can leave you wondering where to start when it comes to organic gardening.
Give your flower beds a boost by introducing annuals and biennials. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. Sunny areas in the middle of shrubs and perennials can be filled in nicely with these plants. Some plants to get you started include petunia, marigold, sunflower, rudbekcia, and cosmos.
Use the correct type of soil for best results. Dependent on the type of plants you are choosing for the garden, the soil may not be right for them. It is also possible to set aside a portion of your garden to include just one type of soil.
Before you even place the first plant in your garden, you need to check the composition of your soil. You can do a soil sample analysis for an affordable fee and then know what you need to properly treat your soil with so you can grow the best plants. A lot of cooperative extension offices can provide this service to you and it is worth knowing what you need to do in order to avoid ruining your plants.
Plants need CO2 grow well. If the level of CO2 is extremely high, your plants will grow much better. The best way to expose your plants to a high level of carbon dioxide is by growing them in a greenhouse. In this environment, the CO2 levels are kept high so the plants can experience optimal growing conditions.
When partaking in gardening activities, particularly in the autumn months, keep an eye on those stink bugs. They thrive on fruits, citrus, peppers and various beans. If left uncontrolled, they can cause substantial damage in your garden, so make plans for how to protect your plants from these pests.
Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. Fasten the tops of the canes together, and cover this wigwam loosely with a cloth. Using fabric, rather than plastic, allows air circulation and prevents rotting from moisture build up.
Always fertilize your garden. Composted manure is effective in raising healthy plants, and commercial fertilizer products are safer and more convenient. You can choose from many different fertilizers. Do not worry about the kind of fertilizer you end up using but definitely put down something.
As should be obvious by now, organic gardening requires a bit of forethought and planning before implementation. You will get great results if you are consistent and patient. Incorporate the insights you’ve learned here to get your organic garden growing this year.