You have more than likely already heard a great deal about the benefits of organic food items. It is easy to tell the organic items from those that are not. They are usually packaged differently and often are marked up considerably. Read this article to learn how to create your very own organic garden.
Clay is naturally hard, and can can stick to a shovel making it frustrating to work with. Try applying a coat of wax onto your spade prior to working with clay soil, and then buff the spade head with a cloth. This will both make the clay fall off of the surface, and prevent the surface from rusting.
Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. Fast growing biennials and annuals can enliven a flower bed while letting you change up the look each season and year. These kinds of flowers are also excellent for filling in gaps between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. Notable biennials and annuals include marigold, sunflowers, hollyhock, petunia, and cosmos.
Plants that climb can hide fences and walls. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. They can also grow through existing shrubs or trees, or be trained to cover an arbor. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. Plants such as clematis, wisteria, climbing roses, or honeysuckle are always great choices.
Take the time to remove weeds. Weeds steal nutrients from plants, robbing a garden of its potential harvest. White vinegar is one option you can use in your routine weed removal. The acid in white vinegar kills weeds. You may also be using plants that need that very same acid. By placing a white vinegar solution in a spray bottle, you can spray the weeds away instead of having to pull them out manually.
Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. Try planting your fall veggies, especially leafy greens, inside of a pumpkin! Hollow out the pumpkin and spray with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rot. After you have finished this, you will be ready to start planting.
Don’t mow your grass too short. If you leave some of the grass when you mow, the roots grow further into the ground, which makes the grass less prone to drying and other hazards. Cutting your grass too short will cause it to dry out and turn brown in patches throughout your yard.
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.