Whether they’ve read about them in articles or seen them on grocery store shelves, most people are somewhat familiar with organic products. It is typically easy to identify organic products. You’ll find that they’re usually packaged differently than their counterparts and the price is much higher. Keep reading to learn how you can grow organic produce from the comfort of your own home.
Get a slug-proof variety of perennials. Creatures like snails or slugs can destroy a plant in a single night. They often enjoy feeding on perennials with very smooth and tender leaves. Young plants are a special favorite of theirs. There are perennials that slugs do not want to eat, the ones that they hate have hairy leaves, or are unappealing to their taste. Some of the best varieties of these include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, and heuchera.
You can make your flower beds brighter with biennials and annuals. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season. In addition, you might need something to fill empty spaces in your flower garden. Fill gaps with annuals or biennials. Just make sure the flowers will get enough sun to thrive. Notable varieties include cosmos, rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock, marigold and sunflower.
Before planting seeds, soak them overnight. Place them in a cupboard or other place where they won’t be exposed to light. Take 3-4 seeds, put them in a small jar or container, and cover them with water. That way, the seeds will have sufficient hydration and will have the best start possible. This way, the seeds you have planted will have some chance of growing.
If your soil has a problem with high alkaline levels, mixing in some coffee grounds that have been used is a great solution. This is a simple way to replenish your soil with acid. Improving the pH of your soil will make your vegetables and greens taste even better!
There are natural steps you can take to keep garden pests at bay. Slugs stay away from marigolds and onions when they are planted in a garden. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you will ward off insect pests. These methods are environmentally-friendly and mean you do not have to resort to harsh chemicals.
If you plant heather in your garden, you will attract insects that are beneficial. Bees love heather, and when the heather blooms in early spring, it provides a good nectar source for them. Beds of heather are largely undisturbed and make a perfect living space for spiders, beetles and a variety of other beneficial tenants. With this in mind make sure you wear some gloves when you are working with the heather.
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.