In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
It is important that you give your plants the chance to gradually adjust to the change in temperature and conditions, or you risk shocking them. Put them outdoors in the sun for no more than two hours the first day. Over one week, gradually build up the amount of hours you leave the plants outside. After a week’s time, the plants should be fine staying outside.
It may be helpful to let your plants begin their life in a pot and to transfer them to your garden when they’re seedlings. This increases the chance that your plants will survive to adulthood. It also permits you to tighten the time between plantings. Once you’ve removed the previous group of plants, your seedlings can go into the ground.
Choose perennials that won’t be taken out by slugs. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. These garden vermin prefer plants with tender, herbaceous stems and leaves, particularly seedlings and young plants. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won’t eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.
If you notice powdery mildew on your plants, do not buy an expensive chemical. Try mixing a little liquid soap with some baking soda in water. Once a week, spray this on plants to eliminate the mildew. Baking soda will not damage your plants and treats the mildew gently but efficiently.
Pull all the weeds in your garden. Weeds can turn a beautiful garden into an eyesore. For this task, try using white vinegar. Use it instead of chemical solutions to kill weeds. Put some white vinegar in a spray bottle, and spray directly on weeds. If you don’t want to pull weeds out by hand anymore, give vinegar a try.
Try dousing weeds in your garden with boiling water to get rid of them. Boiling water can be considered as an herbicide, and it is a safe one. Douse boiling water on the weeds and avoid nearby plants carefully. The boiling water will damage the roots of the weeds and will usually prevent further growth.
Learn the proper way to handle chemicals, and the right way to use garden tools. If you do not do this very simple step, you can end up causing skin irritation problems that are very painful. Prevent issues, and use your garden chemicals safely.
After you have read the suggestions here, you will have a better idea of what you need in order to be an organic gardener. Take the tips you have learned here and apply them to your efforts. Take what you have learned and use it make your garden as successful as you can.