You are going to try your hand at organic gardening. This is great timing! The tips below can help you begin your organic garden.
Start your plants in containers, and then transplant the seedlings into the garden later on. This will help the plants make it to full growth. This method also gives you the freedom of tightening time periods between each planting. The seedlings are ready to go, once you remove the mature plants.
Choose perennials that slugs are not attracted to. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Some varieties of these plants are campanula, helleborus, heuchera, or euphorbia.
Fight pests before you even plant, by getting your soil in shape. Healthy plants are naturally more resilient against pests and disease. Healthy, rich soil with fewer chemicals will increase the yield of your plants, and reduce accumulated salts.
Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. You can hide an unsightly wall or fence, in as little as one growing season, with the right selection of climbing plant. Climbers can also be trained to grow and cover an arbor, and they will grow through or around existing trees and shrubs. Some of these plants must have support, and some can attach themselves to something using their stems and tendrils. There are many varieties you can choose from. Honeysuckle, climbing roses and jasmine are among the best.
Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. You could also repel your pet by planting rosemary or placing citrus fruit peels around your garden.
Place organic mulch as close to your vegetables as you can. The organic mulch will keep moisture in the soil for a little longer. This also helps reduce the appearance of weeds. You will benefit by not having to spend so much time fighting weed growth.
Make sure you read instructions on products and tools before using them. If you don’t pay good attention, you could wind up with skin irritations or other issues. Directions, especially safety rules, are there for your own good, so make sure you follow instructions on your tools and chemicals to the letter.
Pest control is tough when you have a veggie garden. It’s wise to avoid harsh insecticides if you plan on consuming your fresh fruits and vegetables. One way to control gardening pests is to be vigilant. If you catch the pests early, the best removal technique is just to take them off your plants by hand.
With these tips still fresh in your mind, you should be feeling more confident about your knowledge of organic gardening methods. If you thought you were prepared previously, then you should be at a pro’s level now! Remember to apply these tips as you plan and take care of your garden.