Organic gardening produces super-healthy fruits and veggies that are free of pesticides. In addition, this product is delicious, while also staying healthier than those fruits and veggies found in a regular supermarket. Rather than relying on stores for your organic produce, try growing your own. Keep reading to learn how to grow organic fruits and vegetables at home.
So that you don’t shock your plants, try gradually accustoming them to conditions and temperature. On the first day, place them in the sun outside for only an hour or so. Slowly, day after day, you can leave your plants outside for a little longer. At the end of a week, they should be accustomed to the outdoors and ready to transition to outside safely.
Plant perennials that slugs and snails won’t be interested in eating. It is alarming to see how quickly slugs, and their cousin snails, can annihilate a plant. They tend to enjoy perennials that have thin, smooth, tender leaves, especially those of young plants. You can discourage snails and slugs from eating your perennials by choosing plants with tougher or distasteful foliage. Examples of these slug-proof plant varieties include achillea, euphorbia, and helleborus, to name a few.
To grow properly, plants need adequate levels of CO2. Most plants will grow better with more CO2. A greenhouse will provide plants with an environment rich in carbon dioxide. Here the CO2 can be increased, as it cannot be outdoors, and can give your plants the best conditions for rapid growth.
When it’s autumn, it’s time to start planting all of your fall edibles. Why not plant lettuce and kale inside a hollowed-out pumpkin? Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. You can now use it to plant in, as you would a pot.
Vegetables should be planted in an area where they will get a minimum of six hours of daily sunlight. Many types of veggies require this amount in order to thrive and produce the food source that you are hoping for. This holds true for some types of flowers.
Aerate and dry your plants each day. If your plants get too moist, they may get sick or infested with parasites. Fungi is a common problem in the world of plants. Sprays and liquids exist that are perfect for killing the fungi, but be sure you use it on the area before the fungi actually appear.
When growing a vegetable garden it can be hard to control pests. One major benefit of growing your own produce is knowing that they haven’t been treated with pesticides and other harsh chemicals. Remain vigilant to control your garden pests. If you happen to notice them early on, you can control them just by physically removing them from your plants with your hands.
When gardening, avoid the use of strong broad-spectrum pesticides. Besides killing the insects you don’t want, this type of pesticide will also kill beneficial insects. Good bugs are often more sensitive to pesticides than their bad counterparts, so if the population of good bugs goes down, the pest problem can grow. This can result in your using more pesticides to eradicate the problem.
When working in the garden, try to work as efficiently as possible. Have your tools laid out in an orderly way so you do not have to search for them. In addition to keeping your gardening tools in one location, you should also clean your tools after each use. If you use lots of tools, consider using a tool belt or even just some pants that have lots of pockets.
Store a few plastic bags near your garden to slip on over your dirty gardening shoes. This way, you won’t break momentum by fussing with your shoes, and you’ll be quickly back in the garden to finish your work.
Try to work in your garden at least a short time each day. Even doing just a few small things each day can keep chores from piling up and eventually becoming unmanageable. This will save you a lot of time in the long run. You can pull a few weeds when you take your dog outside.
You don’t have to buy inferior produce. You can grow your own vegetables and fruits in your organic garden.