You would like to have a garden that uses organic methods to grow healthy plants. Now’s the time! Included in this article is advice that can assist you in your gardening endeavors.
When selecting among several varieties of a plant, choose the ones that will produce the largest yield. If yield is important, choose hybrids designed to resist cold and diseases rather than traditional varieties.
Climbing plants and vines are great for covering fences and wall structures. Climbing plants can cover a wall after one growing season only. They can also grow through existing shrubs or trees, or be trained to cover an arbor. Some of these plants must have support, and some can attach themselves to something using their stems and tendrils. Wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle, clematis and some rose varieties are good choices for climbers.
When fall has arrived, it is time to plant the edibles for the autumn. This year, instead of using your regular clay pots to plant your kale and lettuce, use a pumpkin as the container instead! Simply carve open the top of a pumpkin so you can remove the innards, and then spray inside and out with something like Wilt-Pruf to prevent pumpkin rotting. You can start planting now.
If you are growing vegetables in your garden, it is important that you have them in a spot where they can get at least six hours of sun a day. Many veggies require this amount to properly grow at a faster pace. Some flowers also have the same needs.
If your plants do not grown very tall, try buying some knee pads used for gardening. Excessive time spent kneeling often results in significant stiffness and pain. A pair of good gardening knee pads can cushion your knees for more comfort.
A good but unusual organic solution for weeding your plants is try “boiling” your weeds way. Boiling water in a pot is a safe “herbicide.” Just pour out the water on the weeds being careful to avoid any nearby plants. The roots of the weeds are damaged by the boiling water which, in turn, inhibits further growth.
Aerate and dry your plants each day. Moisture on the surfaces of your plants is an invitation to pests and illness. A fungus is one of the most important and debilitating parasites for plants. It is possible to control fungi by using fungicide sprays. However, these sprays should be used before issues become apparent.
You now know the basics of organic gardening and can get started soon. If you thought you were prepared previously, then you should be at a pro’s level now! 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.