You wish to make a fresh and healthy organic garden. Congratulations on making the right decision. Keep reading for tips any beginner will find useful.
To keep your plants from getting shocked, you need to gradually introduce them to changes in temperature and conditions. Put the plants outside in the sun for one to two hours in the beginning. As you continue the first week of the project, gradually extend the duration of sun exposure. By weeks end, you should have plants that are ready for a permanent home outside with no problem!
Choose higher yield plant varieties. A disease-resistant hybrid plant can be a good option to consider over a more traditional variety due to its tendency to produce higher yields.
Use perennials resistant to slugs and snails. Slugs and snails are voracious eaters that can destroy a plant literally overnight. They tend to enjoy perennials that have thin, smooth, tender leaves, especially those of young plants. Perennials that are unappetizing in taste, or that have hardened and hairy leaves, are not a favorite of slugs or snails. Consider planting these varieties of perennials to discourage slugs and snails from eating your flowers. Euphorbia and achillea are examples of slug-proof perennials.
Before you begin to plant your garden you will need to check the soil. A soil analysis is inexpensive and can be used to figure out which nutrients should be added to provide a healthy garden environment. There are numerous places to find this service, such as your local Cooperative Extension office. The cost is well worth it to avoid a potentially ruined crop.
Soak the seeds and store in a dark area overnight. Simply place a handful of seeds in a container, cover the seeds up with water, and stash it away. That way, the seeds will have sufficient hydration and will have the best start possible. The seeds will now have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
Don’t cut your grass down by the soil when you run the mower. By leaving your grass a little taller, you are allowing it to become stronger, as the roots grow stronger and deeper. If the grass is too short, it produces shallow roots and that leads to a lawn with brown spots and dried-out patches.
Buy a wheelbarrow and kneeling stool to work with in the garden. Gardening can be very tough on your knees, so a kneeling stool that is ergonomic and lightweight can make things much more comfortable and enjoyable. Because gardening means transporting a lot of heavy things, a wheelbarrow will also come in handy.
When you’re dealing with a veggie garden, pest control may be difficult. It is wise to limit the use of harsh chemicals, because the vegetables will be eaten. Research the methods available for eliminating garden pests organically. If you catch the pests early, the best removal technique is just to take them off your plants by hand.
Now you know a bit more about what you are doing in starting an organic garden. If you thought you were prepared previously, then you should be at a pro’s level now! These tips should get you started, and with some ideas of your own, you should have a thriving, beautiful garden in no time.