There are a number of healthy ways to get chemical-free produce, and one the best is to start your own organic garden. There are many ways to approach this hobby. You only need to learn about them and implement them.
Turn your tool handles into convenient rulers. It is possible to utilize tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes and shovels, as measuring sticks. Lay your handles on the floor, and put measuring tape right next to them. Next, use a Sharpie to accurately label the distance between each one. Now, the next time you do work in the garden, you’ll actually have a ruler at your fingertips.
Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. Biennials and annuals that grow quickly can add color to a flower bed, plus they permit you to modify the way the flower bed looks each season and each year. In an area that is sunny, they make good plants to place in the gaps found between shrubs and perennials. Notable collections include sunflower, marigold, hollyhock, rudbeckia, cosmos, and petunia.
Cover fences and walls with climbing plants. Climbing plants can cover a wall after one growing season only. They can grow through shrubs and trees, or even cover an arbor. Some must be tied onto a support, but a number of climbers attach to surfaces with twining stems or tendrils. Trusted variations of climbers are honeysuckle, jasmine, clematis, wisteria and climbing roses.
When winter arrives, you can save some plants by placing them in your home. Find out which plants will be able to thrive despite the transplanting and different indoor conditions. Carefully loosen the dirt around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot filled with the same soil.
If you learn that your soil has a high amount of alkaline, mix some used coffee grounds into it. Using coffee grounds is a less expensive way to make your soil more acidic than trying to replace your topsoil. This simple act can lead to vegetables that taste better and look more appealing.
Are fresh mint leaves something you love but cannot stand how quickly they grow all over your garden? You can control their growth by placing them into a pot or container. You can bury the container so the top is flush with the ground if desired, but the container’s walls will prevent the roots from spreading so that the plant won’t take over your entire garden.
Try growing your peas indoors for the first couple months. By initially planting them indoors, the seeds tend to germinate better. It will create heartier seedlings, which means they will more easily resist the pests and diseases they will encounter in an outdoor environment. You could transplant the seedlings outdoors once they are able to survive and thrive.
Spread a little bit of organic mulch, around two inches worth, in and about each vegetable plant. The organic mulch will keep moisture in the soil for a little longer. This also helps reduce the appearance of weeds. This can prevent you from having to constantly pull weeds.
Just about anyone who wants to plant a garden can plant one, but only those who truly understand what it takes will be successful. Make sure to use these organic tips.