Growing an organic gardening is both relaxing and time consuming, but the benefits far outweigh the troubles, and you can always include anyone who wishes to help. But, if you’re just getting started, the various challenges of gardening can seem insurmountable. So, what exactly should a novice learn and do when they want to start growing plants? Well, read the tips below, of course!
Clay soil makes working with a shovel difficult. The clay is hard and sticks to the shovel. Rubbing wax on the shovel prior to digging can kick this challenge to the curb. This causes the clay to slide rather than stick, and prevents rust as a side effect.
Choose the varieties of plants that will produce a higher yield. If yield is important, choose hybrids designed to resist cold and diseases rather than traditional varieties.
Use annuals and biennials to brighten your flower garden. By utilizing quick-growing biennials and annuals, not only will you be brightening up your flower bed, you can also alter its look each season and each year. In addition, they work well as gap fillers between other areas, as long as those areas receive plenty of sunlight. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens, and lantana.
In the cold winter months, you can salvage certain plants by bringing them into the house. Your best bet would be try to save the best or most hearty plants. Dig carefully around their roots and place them into a pot.
Bulbs will give you wonderful flowers that you can enjoy in early spring and right through the summer. Bulbs are easy to grow and hearty, and they keep growing in years to come. Keep in mind that different bulb types bloom differently and at different time periods, so when you choose a bulb plan accordingly, you can have your plant blooms lasting spring into summer.
Prior to planting a garden, think through what you want to do. It will be a while before things start to sprout and visually remind you of what was planted where, so a written record can be helpful. This is also a great way to keep track of all your plants.
Tender deciduous shrubs are very fragile, so protect them. If you have them in pots, you need to guard them from cold weather that will damage or kill them. With a sheet or blanket, you want to loosely cover the wigwam after you tie the tops of the canes together. This tactic is better than utilizing plastic, because it will allow air to circulate.
If you have many low-growing plants in your garden, get yourself a pair of gardening knee pads. Long hours tending your garden can leave your knees sore and achy. Your knees can get supported with a decent pair of gardening knee pads.
Now you have the groundwork of knowledge necessary to start enjoying organic gardening. Working in your organic garden is a hobby that’s both relaxing and fun. Using these tips, you can become an excellent organic gardener.