The odds are fairly good that you have heard about organic foods or have seen them at the grocery store. It is easy to spot organic products. They are usually more expensive and have different kinds of packaging. Look at the following advice to learn how to start an organic garden.
Choose higher yield plant varieties. A hybrid designed for your weather, and resistant to local diseases, will give a better yield than non-hybrids.
Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. These flowers grow quickly and can be planted at any time during the year. If you want to maintain a flower garden all year or you want to add new flowers to reflect the changing seasons, annuals and biennials are for you. They are very helpful when trying to fill in gaps between shrubs and perennials in an area that is sunny. Some examples include sunflowers, marigolds, petunias, hollyhocks, cosmos, and rudbeckia.
If your garden includes vegetables, make sure you plant them in a location whether they are exposed to sunlight for a minimum of six hours each day. Many types of veggies require this amount in order to thrive and produce the food source that you are hoping for. This holds true for some types of flowers.
Protect your delicate deciduous shrubs from harsh elements. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. Try to tie the tops all together and cover them with a sheet, large piece of cloth, or blanket. This is better than using plastic to wrap the plant, as more air can circulate.
Your garden can really benefit from evergreens featuring berries. These types of trees can offer your garden a splash of color, especially during the winter when all other plants and trees have lost their hues. Some examples of evergreens that produce berries and color in the wintertime are the American Holly, Cranberrybush, the Winterberry and the Common Snowberry.
Controlling pests in your vegetable garden can be extremely difficult to deal with. The vegetables are intended to be eaten, thus you should refrain from using harsh pesticides and chemicals. You can prevent pests from appearing in the garden by adopting a vigilant attitude. In many cases, you can simply remove the pests from your plants by picking them off.
Sensibly water your garden. A soaker hose can save valuable time by watering all of your plants simultaneously, removing the need for hauling a watering can or hose around to each plant. Use a low water pressure to avoid damaging tender plants. You can take care of other tasks or just relax while your plants are automatically watered for an hour or so.
Be sure to plant some strawberries for your children and grandchildren. Ever-bearing ones are especially nice. Kids delight in the idea of growing things and seeing how things change over time. Explain every step to your child and he or she will hang on to your every word.
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.