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.
Using a shovel in clay soil is a lot of work, not only is the clay hard, but it will stick to the shovel and make it twice as hard to handle. Try applying a coat of wax onto your spade prior to working with clay soil, and then buff the spade head with a cloth. You will be able to work with the clay more easily, and it will not stick to your shovel.
Use both biennials and annuals to add color to your flower bed. You can use biennial and annual flowers to brighten the bed, and let you change how it looks. They can be used to fill in gaps in your garden between the perennials or shrubs so your garden looks fuller. Some plants to get you started include petunia, marigold, sunflower, rudbekcia, and cosmos.
If you notice powdery mildew on your plants, do not buy an expensive chemical. Put a little baking soda and some dish soap in water. Spray the mixture on the plants once every seven days or so until you no longer see the mildew. Baking soda will effectively remove the mildew without damaging your plants.
Your plants will reach maximum growth if they have a sufficient supply of carbon dioxide. Plants tend to grow better when the CO2 levels are higher. A great way to reach these CO2 levels is through a greenhouse. Make sure to keep CO2 levels high to provide the best growing environment for your plants.
Always make sure to mow your lawn to the appropriate length, always making sure that the cut is not too close. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. If you keep your lawn too short, the roots will not go deep enough to survive in case of a heat wave.
If your soil is highly alkaline, try mixing used coffee grounds into the soil. Coffee grounds contain plenty of acid to get the soil back to a good balance. This can help your veggies and greens look more vibrant and taste better!
Try to have a plan with your garden. It will be easy to remember where each plant is when sprouts start to shoot up the following spring. This can also help prevent you from losing smaller plants or smaller groups of plants within a larger garden area.
For an unusual, but effective, organic solution to weeding young plants, try “boiling” the weeds away. Any vessel of boiling water that you can carry safely can be used as an organic herbicide. Just pour boiling water directly on top of the weeds cautiously to avoid damaging your plants. Boiling water can hurt the roots of weeds and can prevent them from growing.
With the information you just learned, you can start trying different organic methods in your own garden. You have much of the information that you need right at your fingertips. All that remains is for you to apply it. Keep this advice in mind and put it to good work for you in your own organic garden and hopefully, yield very successful and beautiful results.