You will see the difference when you begin using tried-and-true organic gardening methods. It lets other know that you are serious about getting the most out of your organic plants. It is quite admirable. Like other skills, there is always room for improvement. There are tips below to help you with this.
Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. Snails and slugs are garden nightmares, and only need a single evening to obliterate a plant. These pests are especially attracted to tender sprouts and to delicate, soft leaves. There are perennials that slugs do not want to eat, the ones that they hate have hairy leaves, or are unappealing to their taste. Good choices in this category are plants such as achillea, campanula, and euphorbia. Heuchera and helleborus also work well.
Before you plant anything in your garden, have the soil checked. A soil analysis report can be acquired for a nominal fee. You can then use the results of that report to determine if the soil needs to be modified before you begin planting. A Cooperative Extension office can provide you with this service, saving you learning on your own by trial and error.
Stink bugs can damage your garden, especially if you garden in the fall. Stink bugs like to reside in tomatoes, beans, and pepper plants, as well as many fruits. If you do not keep them under control, the damage can be excessive, so keep an eye out for them.
When it’s autumn, you know what that means. It’s time to plant fall vegetables! A pumpkin makes a great container, and costs less than a clay pot. 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. You are prepared to plant after this is done.
Plant some wheat grass or cat grass near where you car tends to nibble in your garden. You could also place mothballs and citrus peels around your plants to keep your cat away.
As you cut your grass, do not trim it too low to the ground. If you leave your grass kind of high, your roots will be deeper and your lawn will be stronger and not dry out. Short grass leads to more shallow roots and will result in more brown, dried-out patches.
It is possible to use natural materials as well as other plants to help keep pests away from your garden. Onions and marigolds can help to deter slugs. Wood ash can be used as mulch, and if put on the base of shrub and tree seedlings, will keep insects away. You can avoid using pesticides that contain harsh chemicals if you employ these techniques.
Pest control is very difficult if you are dealing with your veggie garden. While chemicals can help with pest control, you should avoid using overly harsh ones, as veggies you grow in your garden are meant for eating. Persistence and care is a much better solution for pest control, but many avoid it because it actually requires some work on their behalf. When you see bugs, remove them by hand before they have a chance of spreading.
If you know that you’ll be in the garden for an extended period of time, protect yourself from the sun with proper attire. Clothing should keep your skin covered, and don’t forget to wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. When you protect yourself against the sun’s rays, you are more likely to avoid both skin cancer and sunburn.
Grow heather so that you can attract useful insects. Bees love heather, and when the heather blooms in early spring, it provides a good nectar source for them. If your heather bed is undisturbed, as it would be in nature, many beneficial insects will make it their home. Because of this, you should put on a pair of gloves when it’s time to prune the heather.
You now possess the information, the equipment, and the required skills to use what you’ve just read to grow a fantastic organic garden. That is all well and good, however, you must put them to use. What you have just read can help you get the most from your garden. Hopefully, you have discovered something new that you can use in your organic garden.