You probably already know the difference between organic and non-organic foods, and have seen your share of the organic type at your supermarket. It is easy to spot organic products. They are usually packaged differently and often are marked up considerably. Read on to learn some great tips about how to start an organic garden of your own and yield some amazing and healthy foods for your dinner table.
Use pots to start your plants, then transfer them to a garden when they become seedlings. This insures that the plants will grow and thrive into adulthood. In addition, you can shorten the intervals between your plantings. You will have healthy seedlings that are ready to be planted when you get rid of old plants.
Use slug-proof varieties of perennials wherever possible. It is alarming to see how quickly slugs, and their cousin snails, can annihilate a plant. These pests normally go after plants with thin little leaves and plants that have yet to fully mature. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Wonderful varieties of such perennials include euphorbia, campanula, helleborus, achillea, and heuchera.
When mowing your lawn, be careful not to cut the grass too far down. Higher grass sends roots further down, increasing lawn strength and viability. If you have short grass, you will have short roots and you will dry out your grass.
If you want an organic way to weed your garden, try “boiling” them. A pot of boiling hot water can be one of the most safe weed destroyers. Soak weeds with freshly boiled water, just being mindful to not afflict damage on plants you want to keep. Boiling water can hurt the roots of weeds and can prevent them from growing.
Irises can be easily divided. Splitting up overgrown groups of irises will allow you to easily increase the number of irises in your garden. Lift the dead bulbous irises. You will be able to split the bulb easily and replant it to get more flowers next year. Rhizomes should be divided using a knife. Discard the center and cut pieces from the exterior. If done properly, each piece that remains for planting should have a minimum of one viable offshoot. Replant the new shoots right away.
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.