Most likely, you have seen organic foods in your local grocery store or read about them in a newspaper. It’s important to know which products are organic and which are not. These have different packages and cost a bit more. Use the tips offered here to learn more about organic gardening.
It is important to do your homework so you choose plants that produce higher yields. Many times, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid can have a higher yield versus traditional ones.
Transform the handles of your tools into convenient measuring devices. Tools that can be used for more than one task are quite handy to own. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. With a permanent marker, note pertinent measurements on the tool handle. You will never find yourself looking for a ruler thanks to this simple tip.
Transfer your favorite plants inside so they survive the winter. Try to save plants that are expensive or that are resistant enough to handle the transition. Dig carefully around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot.
Analyze the soil before you even get started with working in a garden. A soil analysis is inexpensive and can be used to figure out which nutrients should be added to provide a healthy garden environment. Several Cooperative Extension locations offer this service, and it’s advantageous for you to know what type of soil you have, in order to avoid growing faulty crops.
When gardening, be sure to look closely for stink bug infestation, especially during Autumn. They love to inhabit peppers, beans, tomatoes and all kinds of fruit varieties. If left unattended, your garden could be ravaged by these bugs, so you need to proactively keep their population under control.
Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. You can put something over the soil which surrounds the plants which has a bad smell to cats to deter them.
Divide your irises. If you divide the overgrown clumps of flowers, you’ll find that your stock grows proportionally. Uproot bulbous irises if the flowers have wilted. The bulbs will naturally split in your hands, and after you replant them, will flower about a year later. Rhizomes may need to be divided by using a knife. Cut several new pieces out of the outside and get rid of the old center. Each piece needs one strong offshoot. All that is left to do is immediately replant the pieces you have created and let the cycle begin anew.
Take the time to place organic mulch in the area around your vegetable plants. The mulch help keeps the soil that is around the plants much more moist for much longer. This also helps reduce the appearance of weeds. Your plants will receive extra water and nutrients, and you’ll spend less time dealing with weeds.
If you have a vegetable garden, one of your main enemies is garden pests. Do not spray harsh chemicals on the vegetables you are going to eat. Frequently check your garden for pests. When you catch a potential infestation early, the solution may be as simple as picking the pests off of your plants with your fingers.
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.