An organic garden requires time, effort and patience to yield amazing results. Sound organic gardening techniques can help you do just that. A good understanding of organic gardening is needed to grow healthy plants. Follow these tips to make your organic garden stand out above the rest.
Learn the proper way to lay sod. Before the sod can be laid, you should prepare the soil. Eradicate any weeds and work the soil until it is very fine. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Then lay the sod in staggered rows so the joints are offset. The sod should form a flat and firm surface. Fill in gaps with soil. Once it is in place, the sod requires frequent watering for at least two weeks. This is usually the amount of time it takes for the sod to grow roots, making it ready to grow seamlessly into place.
Shoveling clay soil is tiresome since clay is hard, and it can also stick to your shovel for twice the difficulty. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. The clay will no longer stick to the shovel, and this also helps to prevent other problems like rusting.
When planting perennials, seek out those that are resistant to slugs. Slugs and snails will quickly destroy your garden if you let them. They gravitate towards perennials with smooth thin leaves, particularly on younger plants. Certain perennials are unappetizing to slugs and snails, especially those with tough, hairy leaves or an unappetizing taste. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won’t eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.
When the fall season arrives, it is time to plant your fall edibles. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! To use the pumpkin as a planter, it is important to prevent it from rotting. To do this, you simply spray the entire inside and any edges with a gardening spray called Wilt-Pruf. This is done after you’ve opened the pumpkin at the top and removed the insides. Once you have completed this, start planting!
In a place that’s dark, pre-soak the seeds. Drop your seeds into a small jar that is filled with cold water. This will keep your seeds hydrated and give you a little head start with your growing. This way, the seeds will have a much better shot at survival once they are planted.
As you can conclude from what you have just read, having an organic garden can provide you with nutrient rich and fresh fruits and vegetables. It takes a lot of work and tons of patience, but it is all worth it in the end to have a successful organic garden.