Holistic lifestyles are starting to become more popular, and people are starting to live more organically. The tenets of holistic living require use of herbs and certain other plants, which need to be organic. See the piece that follows for several effective ideas for growing an organic garden.
Fill your garden with bulbs if you want to enjoy beautiful flowers through the spring and into summer. Since bulbs are easy to grow and resistant to poor weather conditions, they will grow without fail year after year. Plant bulbs that will bloom at various intervals to ensure beautiful flowers are growing in your garden all year long.
Plant cool-weather edibles in the fall. Rather than putting standard clay vessels into use when planting crops of lettuce and kale, think about using pumpkins instead. Hollow out the pumpkin and spray with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rot. Finished? Now you’re all set for planting!
Do not cut your grass too short. Keeping grass with a little more height makes it healthier. This allows the roots to grow more deeply and makes the blades of grass more resistant to becoming dry and discolored. The shorter the grass is, the shorter the roots are, which leads to a dry lawn.
If you have planted vegetables within your garden, make sure that they are getting at least six hours of sunlight each day. Most members of the vegetable family need this minimum of light for proper growth. This is true of some flowers.
Before you plant a garden you should plan it out. That way, if you see your plants beginning to bud but can’t recall what they are, you can refer back to your plan to refresh your memory. You might end up losing small plants in a large area, because you did not water them.
If your plants do not grown very tall, try buying some knee pads used for gardening. Your knees will take a beating if you spend a great deal of time on the ground while tending your garden. With good knee pads, you can stay in the garden longer, and more comfortably.
You could try to boil weeds if you are trying to remain organic. Boiling water is a safe herbicide which won’t damage your garden or your body. Make sure to pour only on the weeds and to stay away from healthy vegetation. Weeds will usually stop growing if boiling water damages their roots.
Purchase an inexpensive gardening kneeling pad, as well as a wheelbarrow or wagon. Get a portable stool if you want to garden comfortably without damaging your knees. Using a wheelbarrow or wagon to transport heavy loads of dirt will help protect you from back injuries so make sure that you have one.
Irrigate your garden efficiently. Use a type of soaker hose so that you don’t need to do individual waterings with the hose nozzle, or be refilling a watering can constantly. Turn the water pressure on low so the soaker hose will not harm tender plants. It can water the plants for two hours so that you can do other things.
Spray fragrances such as old perfume or aftershave on grass around your garden to help keep your dog away from the plants. By masking the smells he may be attracted to, he should take less interest in the garden plants.
Heat softens vegetables, so you can damage them immensely by pulling them out of the ground or cutting them off vines when it is too hot outside. For vegetables growing on vines, cut them carefully rather than twisting them off to avoid damage to the plant.
Keep plastic bags handy to cover your muddy gardening shoes. You will save time and be back in the garden much more quickly by doing this.
Get every last drop of value from your land. You can get a great return on investment from landscaping. Some plants can even raise your home value about 20%. Be sure to choose plants that will thrive in your yard, taking into account soil and climate conditions.
Your organic gardening efforts will get easier as you pick up more and more tips and techniques about this activity. These listed tips are just the beginning of an exciting and organic journey.