If you’re planning on eating healthier and saving a lot of money on groceries, growing an organic garden will accomplish that and much more. It can be a little daunting, however. From the type of mulch to use to the right equipment, there are many questions you need answered. Organic gardening also involves choosing from a large variety of different seeds as well. The following tips will ensure that you have what you require in order to grow your very own organic garden.
To prevent shocking your plants, you must gradually introduce new temperatures and other conditions to them. At first, only leave them outside for a brief period of time. Over a period of several days, slowly increase the time they are allowed to stay outside. Hopefully, after about a week or so, your plants should have adjusted to the change. Now you can transplant them without any worries.
Choose perennials that won’t be taken out by slugs. If slugs or snails find their favorite perennials in your garden, they’ll snack all night. When you wake up in the morning, there will be very little left of your plants. They gravitate towards perennials with smooth thin leaves, particularly on younger plants. There are perennials that slugs do not want to eat, the ones that they hate have hairy leaves, or are unappealing to their taste. A few great choices are achillea, campanula, and heuchera. Other options from which you can choose are hellebourus and euphorbia.
Yes, you really have to weed. Weeds can take a promising garden and turn it into a shell of its potential. You might want to think about using white vinegar to do this. White vinegar will definitely kill the weeds! Apply it full strength to any areas where weeds are a problem.
Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. Another option is to place offensively smelling objects on the topsoil near and around the plants you want to protect. Citrus peels or mothballs are a couple of examples.
It is a good idea to invest in a good pair of knee pads, made specifically for gardening. They can be very helpful when working close to the ground on low-growth plants. Long hours tending your garden can leave your knees sore and achy. Knee pads offer your knees the extra cushioning they need to stay comfortable during extended periods in the garden.
A good but unusual organic solution for weeding your plants is try “boiling” your weeds way. A pot of very hot water is one of the most effective ways you can get rid of the weeds in your garden. Just pour out the water on the weeds being careful to avoid any nearby plants. The weeds’ roots will be damaged by the boiling water; normally, this prevents them from continuing to grow.
As you have learned, having an organic garden is an important factor in healthy dietary habits, as is a thorough understanding of the many plants you can choose from. If you use the advice from this guide, you will have a healthy, lush garden in no time at all.