Make sure you take care of your garden the best you can. This is where you need to think smart about organic gardening. You have the ability to produce healthy, delicious produce on your own property. Follow these tips to make your organic garden stand out above the rest.
Use annuals and biennials to enliven your flower beds. Annuals and biennials that grow quickly can really wake up your flower beds, and they allow you to have a new garden look every season or every year, if you choose to. They are useful for filling gaps in between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens, and lantana.
If you want to cover up your walls or fences, make sure that you specifically use climbing plants. You can hide an unsightly wall or fence, in as little as one growing season, with the right selection of climbing plant. You may also be interested in training them over an arbor or trellis. You can also grow them among existing landscape trees and plants. Some varieties will climb and attach using their tendrils or branches, but some will need to be trained or supported with ties. Some of these plants include, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle!
When winter arrives, transfer a few plants into the house for safe storage during the cold weather. Choose the plants that are most likely to survive. Dig around roots carefully before transferring to a pot.
Prior to planting your garden, devise a plan. Doing this makes it easier to keep track of where you planted what when you first start to see sprouts. It’s also a good way to keep smaller plants from getting swallowed up by the rest of your garden.
Shelter your deciduous shrubs. Delicate shrubs that are sitting in pots should be sheltered from the cold weather. Tie together the tops. Once the canes are snugly together, put a sheet over the wigwam. People sometimes use plastic to wrap their plants, but plastic can cause the plants to rot because it impedes air circulation.
Aerate and dry your plants each day. Moisture on plants is sure to attract disease and parasites. Fungus infections are common in overly moist plants. Be sure to prevent the growth of fungus with a spray that will inhibit their growth.
Instead of leaving clumps of irises intact, divide them so that your flowers can grow in a more healthy manner. The more you divide clusters of irises, the more your irises will multiply. When you see the foliage is definitely dead, lift up the bulbous irises. The iris bulbs should easily split apart in your hand. Once you replant them, they will have a good flower show the following year. You can divide rhizomes with a knife. New pieces should be cut from the outside, then the old center you want to discard. If done properly, each piece that remains for planting should have a minimum of one viable offshoot. For optimum viability, plant your new cuttings into the ground without delay.
Organic gardening can help you develop an appreciation for the taste and freshness of your food. Organic gardening takes patience and manual labor, but it’s worth it when you start reaping the benefits of your labor.