Whether they’ve read about them in articles or seen them on grocery store shelves, most people are somewhat familiar with organic products. It’s easy to tell which items are certified organic by the USDA. The organic products cost more, and they often come in distinctive packaging. Look at the following advice to learn how to start an organic garden.
Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. If you want to find an interesting container for your lettuce or kale, try a pumpkin! Clean out the pumpkin just like you would if you were making a jack o’lantern. Spray Wilt-Pruf inside the pumpkin and along its edges so that the pumpkin won’t rot. Once this is done, you are ready to plant!
If you would love to have access to fresh and healthy mint leaves from your own back yard, but dread the way the plant spreads so quickly, worry not. Instead of planting mint in the ground, confine it to a large pot. You can plant the container into the soil if you want to, but the container will restrict the roots, and make sure that the plant doesn’t run rampant in your garden.
Be sure to split the irises. Splitting up overgrown groups of irises will allow you to easily increase the number of irises in your garden. Lift the dead bulbous irises. The bulbs should split naturally, and the replanted bulbs will usually flower within a year. You should split up rhizomes by utilizing a blade. Cut the new pieces from its outside and dispose of the older center. Each piece should have at least one strong offshoot. The quicker you can replant your cuttings, the better chances they will reappear next season.
Pest control can become a major issue. It’s wise to avoid harsh insecticides if you plan on consuming your fresh fruits and vegetables. To safely keep your garden pest-free, keep a sharp eye out. By noticing them at an early stage, you can simply pluck them away from your plants with your fingers.
To give them a boost, pour out any leftover water from steaming or boiling vegetables on the plants or soil around them. Some plants, such as gardenias, azaleas and rhododendrons need acidic soil for proper growth. Increase the acidity of your soil by adding coffee grounds and unused tea bags. If your garden has a fungus problem, a highly effective treatment method is to sprinkle it with chamomile tea.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.