A lot of people are finding out the benefits of growing an organic garden. The aim of this article is to help the would-be organic gardener get off to a great start. Use these tricks and tips to get the best results.
Clay soil can be a real pain to work with as it often sticks to the end of the shovel. Get better results in clay by rubbing car wax or floor wax onto the shovel, then buff off and dig. This will keep the soil from sticking, and prevent rusting of the tool.
Healthy soil will also assist in your battle against pests. The healthier the plants you grow, the more resistant they’ll be to illness, fungus, or bugs. Starting with soil that is in good condition can yield the best plants.
Cover the fences and walls with climbers. Known commonly as climbers, these plants are very versatile, easy to grow, and they will quickly spread out to cover up walls and fences within a single season. They can be trained to grow over an arbor, or through trees and shrubs that are already in the garden. There are those that have to be fixed to a support, but others will find a surface to cling to all on their own through twining stems or tendrils. Trusted variations of climbers are honeysuckle, jasmine, clematis, wisteria and climbing roses.
Be sure to get rid of the weeds growing in your garden. Those nasty weeds can turn your beautiful garden into a scruffy version of its former self. A simple tool that is useful in removing weeds is white vinegar. White vinegar kills weeds. If you don’t want to take the time to remove the weeds by hand, simply spray them with a white vinegar solution.
For showy flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant plenty of bulbs. Most people have no trouble successfully growing bulbs, and their flowers will return each and every year. Different bulbs will bloom during different time periods. Therefore, if you select your bulbs correctly, you could have blooms in your garden for all of spring and summer.
If you’re like many gardeners, autumn means that it’s time to get some delicious fall edibles growing in your garden. Try something different by planing kale or lettuce inside a pumpkin, instead of using the planter pots you traditionally use. After cutting an opening and removing the meat and seeds from inside the pumpkin, use Wilt-Pruf, sprayed throughout the inside and cut edges, and prevent rot from occurring. Now this is completed, it is time to get planting!
If you’re growing veggies in the garden, they need to be in a spot that lets them get about six hours of sun daily. Proper sunlight is a prerequisite for proper growth. Some flowers are especially sun-loving as well.
If you are considering planting a garden take the time to plan it out. Doing this makes it easier to keep track of where you planted what when you first start to see sprouts. Another benefit is that you won’t lose the little plants in a big garden patch.
As mentioned earlier, it will take time and effort to achieve the goals you have for your organic garden. Patience will be required. Use the tips above to see how great your new garden may be. No matter what you decide to grow, by using the above tricks you are sure to succeed.