Chances are, you’ve probably at least heard, if not seen, organic foods at some point. You may already be aware of which foods come organically. These items are packaged in a different manner, and they typically cost much more. This article can help you save money by growing organic produce right in your own garden.
Choose higher yield plant varieties. A plant that is resistant to disease, or one that is tolerant of extreme weather, will deliver a higher yield.
Use climbers for covering fences and walls. Many climbers can cover the wall or fence in as little as one growing season. Climbers can also be trained to grow and cover an arbor, and they will grow through or around existing trees and shrubs. Some varieties will climb and attach using their tendrils or branches, but some will need to be trained or supported with ties. Reliable varieties include clematis, honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine and climbing roses.
When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. Always be careful when digging around the roots, and put the plant in a suitable pot.
Your plants will reach maximum growth if they have a sufficient supply of carbon dioxide. In general, higher amounts of CO2 are related to better plant growth. A greenhouse will provide plants with an environment rich in carbon dioxide. It’s best to keep CO2 levels high for the best growth of your plants.
For showy flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant plenty of bulbs. Most bulbs are extremely hearty and grow easily. They also come back year after year. You can select bulbs that bloom at many different times, so with a little work, you could have flowers popping up all the way from the start of spring to the end of summer.
Do you enjoy your mint leaves, but can’t stand how they dominate your garden? Instead of planting mint in your garden, keep it in a large container or pot to prevent it from spreading. You can plant the container into the soil if you want to, but the container will restrict the roots, and make sure that the plant doesn’t run rampant in your garden.
Fertilize your garden regularly. Choose commercial compost instead of homegrown manure to keep toxins out of your plants. It is important that you use some sort of fertilizer, although it doesn’t really matter which variety you choose.
Think about using evergreens in your yard that produce berries during the year. This gives your garden a bit of a “splash” of color, even in winter when everything is nearly colorless. A few of the most vivid plants in winter are American Holly, Winterberry, Snowberry and Cranberrybush.
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.