Learning how to implement organic methods into your gardening will express your concern for your health and the environment. It demonstrates that you are taking organic gardening seriously and that you are doing all you can to ensure that your plants thrive. This is an admirable thing. As with any skill set, there is always room for you to grow and improve. Some advice that will be of use to you follows.
Choose perennials that slugs are not attracted to. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant in one night. They often enjoy feeding on perennials with very smooth and tender leaves. Young plants are a special favorite of theirs. Certain perennials are unappetizing to slugs and snails, especially those with tough, hairy leaves or an unappetizing taste. Consider planting these varieties of perennials to discourage slugs and snails from eating your flowers. Euphorbia and achillea are examples of slug-proof perennials.
When winter arrives, transfer a few plants into the house for safe storage during the cold weather. You may be able to save your most resistant or expensive plants. Carefully loosen the dirt around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot filled with the same soil.
If you’re planning on gardening, carefully watch for stink bugs! You should be particularly careful during Autumn. These destructive pests enjoy many kinds of fruit, as well as beans, peppers and tomatoes. They can do a lot of damage if they are not controlled.
Knee pads are a gardener’s friend when caring for plants low to the ground. Without pads, you may have pain in your knees from spending too much time kneeling on the hard ground. A set of quality knee pads designed for gardening can be a world of relief for your central leg joints.
The best gardens will evolve from original seeds rather than transplanted items. The most “green” way to create a new garden is starting from seeds. The problem is those plastic trays which end up in landfills and are not generally recycled. Plants in organic packagingn or seeds sown in your garden, are fine .
Use natural pest control when possible. A good way to keep slugs away is to create a border with onions around a garden with vegetables. Marigolds would do this trick as well. Using wood ash as mulch around the base of trees and shrub seedlings will also help keep away insect pests. These are methods you can use to get rid of the need to use pesticides.
Now you have everything you need to work in your organic garden– the correct products and tools, and most importantly, the skill! If you do not, you are on the right path to obtaining them. Learning is a never-ending process. The tips you have read above, of course, cover just the basics. Hopefully you have found at least one new strategy to utilize in your organic garden.