Vegetables and fresh fruits that have been grown organically are far superior in taste and nutrition than ordinary produce on the market. Organic produce is expensive in the stores, so you may want to grow your own, Below is a selection of organic gardening tips that will help you to start harvesting delicious, healthy produce at home.
Slowly acclimatize your plants to the outside environment to keep from shocking them. Put them outdoors in the sun for no more than two hours the first day. Over the course of a week, slowly increase the amount of time that you leave them outside. By the end of the week, your plants should be ready to make the big move with no problem!
Clay soil makes working with a shovel difficult. The clay is hard and sticks to the shovel. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. The clay won’t stick to it, and the end will not rust as an added bonus.
Turn the handles of tools you have on hand into rulers to make measurements in your garden. Tools that can be used for more than one task are quite handy to own. All you have to do is lay them on the floor then use a measuring tape to measure their length. With a permanent marker, note pertinent measurements on the tool handle. Now when you go to work in the garden, you will have a ruler that is large at your fingertips!
Use slug-proof varieties of perennials wherever possible. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant in one night. Snails and slugs have a good time destroying perennials that are young and have tender and smooth thin leaves. There are perennials that slugs do not want to eat, the ones that they hate have hairy leaves, or are unappealing to their taste. Good choices in this category are plants such as achillea, campanula, and euphorbia. Heuchera and helleborus also work well.
Plant a little catnip or wheatgrass in the area surrounding the plants that your cat is devouring. You could also place something that will cause your cat to go away from your plants, such as citrus peels or mothballs.
If you have a vegetable garden, it is crucial they are kept in a spot with at least six hours of sun each day. Pretty much any vegetable you plant in your garden requires sunshine for this duration. It allows them to grow in the proper manner and also much faster. Some flowers are especially sun-loving as well.
Make sure air can circulate around your plants, and keep leaves moisture-free. 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. Proactively treat fungi through the use of fungicidal sprays and treatments.
An excellent garden shouldn’t begin from plants. They should begin from seeds. Planting seeds is the most eco-friendly way to start a new garden. The plastics used in nurseries are rarely recycled and ends up in landfills, so it is best to start with the seeds or buy from nurseries who use organic materials in packaging their plants.
Do not keep on buying low quality produce. Use the advice from this article to begin growing your own produce today.