In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Start your plant in pots before you plant them in your garden. This really increases the survival rate of young plants. This is also a good way to tighten up your planting schedule. When you take out the prior set of adult plants, your seedlings will then be prepared to go in.
Turn your tool handles into convenient rulers. Tools with long handles, such as a shovel or rake, are absolutely perfect for this job, and make your workload a little bit smaller. On the floor, simply lay out the handles, then take a tape measure and run it next to them. Then, with a permanent marker, you want to label distances. When the need arises to measure something while in your garden, the measuring tool you need will literally be “on hand,” sketched into the handles of your tools.
Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. Additionally, use your cat’s keen sense of smell to your advantage. Citrus fruit peels and mothballs both smell horrible to cats, so put them on the soil near the plants your cat likes to eat.
If you learn that your soil has a high amount of alkaline, mix some used coffee grounds into it. This affordable trick will give back the acid that your dirt requires. By amending your soils, you will help your plants grow and flourish.
The water that is leftover from the steamed vegetables is great to pour over them. You may fertilize the soil with tea or coffee for plants that favor acidic environments, like rhododendrons and gardenias. A natural cure for plant fungus is chamomile tea. Sprinkle some on the plant, and see if it works.
Have one plant be the most interesting eye-grabber in your garden. A focal point, in a strong garden design, will attract eyes and hold them there. It can be anything, but oftentimes a plant that stands out from its neighbors will do the trick.
Keep your pet out of the garden with old perfume or aftershave in the grass. By masking the smells he may be attracted to, he should take less interest in the garden plants.
The tips laid out in this article should help you gain an understanding of what goes into making a successful organic garden. There is much to do and only a few particular ways to do it best, at the right time and under the most suitable conditions. If you remember these tips, you can make the most of organic gardening methods.