There are so many tools and methods to grow an all-natural, vibrant and healthy garden. All you need to do is gain a little knowledge, and then put it to good use.
Use proper soil for the best results. Depending on the type of plants you desire in your garden, your natural soil may or may not be appropriate. You could also isolate a certain area, and fill it with just one kind of soil.
To grow properly, plants need adequate levels of CO2. When exposed to high levels of CO2, most types of plants will grow better. The best way to expose your plants to a high level of carbon dioxide is by growing them in a greenhouse. It’s very important to keep the CO2 levels high so your plants have the best possible growing conditions.
If you want your garden to sport flowers in the spring as well as summer, plant bulbs. Bulbs are one of the easiest plants to grow and are hardy perennials that return each year. If you choose your plants carefully, you could have flowers in blossom from the first weeks of spring to the end of the summer.
If you learn that your soil has a high amount of alkaline, mix some used coffee grounds into it. Coffee grounds contain plenty of acid to get the soil back to a good balance. When you use them, you will start to notice that your vegetables are tastier and more vibrant in color.
Make sure you protect any tender deciduous shrubs. Shrubs that are planted in containers are especially susceptible to frost and must be carefully protected. With a sheet or blanket, you want to loosely cover the wigwam after you tie the tops of the canes together. Doing this is a lot more effective than wrapping up the plant with plastic because it lets air circulate, which could avoid any rotting.
Make sure air can circulate around your plants, and keep leaves moisture-free. Moisture on your plants is a sure way to attract parasites and disease. One common organism that thrives on moisture is the fungi family. You can rid your garden of fungi with fungicidal sprays. However, it is best to treat your garden before there are problems.
Use only pesticides designed to kill the specific type of pest in your garden, and avoid the broad-spectrum kind. It’s true these pesticides kill the pests you don’t want, but they also lay waste to the advantageous insects that make those same pests a regular meal. Beneficial bugs are usually several orders more sensitive to the things you spray than the pests you are trying to kill, so you might wind up dropping the good bug populace and open the door to pest population growth. If this happens, you just fuel an expanding cycle of needing even more pesticides.
While any person can make a garden, the people who know what they are doing will get the best results. Implement these important concepts in building a truly organic garden.