There are many different reasons for adopting organic gardening methods. For example, some people prefer to use organic gardening to cultivate edibles for the dinner table. However, organic gardening does require a commitment. You may be unsure about how to go about this kind of gardening.
Use climbers to cover walls and fences. These climbing plants will help beautify an old fence, and they are fast workers too. They can also grow through existing shrubs or trees, or be trained to cover an arbor. Some need to be tied to a support, whereas certain climbers attach themselves to a surface with tendrils or twining stems. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.
For proper optimum growth, plants require sufficient amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). Plants are more likely to thrive in environments where high levels of CO2 are present. A great way to reach these CO2 levels is through a greenhouse. In this environment, the CO2 levels are kept high so the plants can experience optimal growing conditions.
The best gardens will evolve from original seeds rather than transplanted items. Starting from seed is far less harsh on the environment than using plants you buy at the nursery. The planters used to hold nursery plants are generally not made from eco-friendly materials, and thus get thrown into landfills. Starting from seeds, or buying from one of the few nurseries that use biodegradable planters, prevents this.
Make sure to fertilize your garden. While a lot of people use manure, it is better to choose fertilizer from a reputable company, as this will reduce the risk of any pathogens getting into your soil. The options for fertilizing are vast and include environmentally sound choices, so no matter which you choose, just be sure to use one.
Use natural pest control when possible. Onions and marigolds can help to deter slugs. Mulch around the bottom of trees and shrub seedlings with wood ash to reduce unwanted infestation of pests. You will be able to stay away from harsh chemical based pesticides by incorporating these techniques into your gardening.
Carefully read and follow the instructions that come with your chemicals and tools, especially when you’re just starting to garden. Some of the chemicals in these products can cause skin irritation, or worse, if you fail to take this simple precaution. Directions, especially safety rules, are there for your own good, so make sure you follow instructions on your tools and chemicals to the letter.
As you’ve just read, organic gardening does require research, effort, and hard work in order to begin growing organic plants on your own. It also holds true, that if you want to see results, you need to keep putting effort into it. If you keep the tips provided here in mind, you can find your way to organic gardening success. Enjoy your harvest!