You desire a vibrant and healthy organic garden. Your timing could not be better. The tips below can help you begin your organic garden.
Select plant varieties capable of producing large yields. Hybrids are usually hardier in terms of disease and weather resistance, and are designed to produce more.
If you have any mildew on the plants, do not go out and buy anything. The best solution is mixing baking soda, a drop of liquid dish detergent and water together in a spray bottle. Spray this on your plants once a week until the mildew disappears. This is a natural solution for ridding your plants of mildew safely.
Plant a little catnip or wheatgrass in the area surrounding the plants that your cat is devouring. You could also place mothballs and citrus peels around your plants to keep your cat away.
Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. Excess moisture on a plant will invite unwanted parasites or diseases to the plant. In fact, fungi love a wet plant and can cause a great deal of damage. It is possible to control fungi by using fungicide sprays. However, these sprays should be used before issues become apparent.
Try dividing the irises. To increase the number that you have, you need to take all your overgrown clumps and split them up. When foliage is dead, lift bulbous irises. The bulbs will then split naturally in the palm of your hand and if they’re re-planted, they can flower next year. Rhizomes should be divided using a knife. Discard the center and cut pieces from the exterior. Each piece needs one strong offshoot. Replant your cuttings immediately for the best results.
Good green gardens begin from seeds, not plants. Not only is this more of an effective method for gardening, but it’s also more environmentally-friendly. Very few nurseries recycle the plastics that they use as containers for their plants, so the majority of these containers are thrown away and dumped in landfills. Therefore, it is better for the environment to plant a garden with seeds or to find a nursery that packages its plants using organic materials.
Keep your garden fertilized. Manure can help grow plants, but to eliminate risk of pathogens, try using a type of commercially composted product. Choosing a specific type of fertilizer is not particularly critical; as long as you’re using fertilizer, you’re improving your soil.
When deciding on which plants to include in your landscaping projects, consider evergreens which produce colorful berries. Your yard will then have bright spots of color all year round, which is especially cheerful in the winter when all of your other flora is bare or colorless. These plants can help you get some color during the winter months: Winterberry, Common Snowberry, American Holly, and American Cranberrybush.
Try to plant an English garden with a mix of plants with different heights, all within the same garden bed. If you use plants that are all the same size your garden will look flat.
You are now well-equipped with insight on creating an organic garden. Even veteran organic gardeners might have learned a thing or two. Use the advice you have been given to make your organic garden bloom like never before.