Organic gardening is very popular these days but many people are afraid to dip their toes into it. Fear of failure, given the great care and consideration that must go into it, often scare people away. You can use the information in this article to learn how to garden with ease, and you may actually find yourself enjoying it.
You can use the wooden handles of your tools as measurement sticks. You can convert any large handle tool, such as a hoe, shovel, or rake into a measuring tool. Place the handles on the ground and measure them. Paying close attention to the measurements, use a black marker to establish each interval along the handle’s side in a clearly visible manner. The next time you find yourself in your garden, you will have one large ruler right at your fingertips.
Use climbers to cover walls and fences. Plants that grow as climbers are quite versatile, helping you hide ugly walls or fences, many times within only one season of growth. They also have been known to grow through existing trees or shrubs, or can be easily taught to cover any size arbor. Some must be tied to supports, but some climbers use twining stems or tendrils and attach themselves to those surfaces. Reliable varieties include wisteria, honeysuckle, climbing roses, clematis, and jasmine.
When fall has arrived, it is time to plant the edibles for the autumn. Rather than using clay pots or planters for your lettuce and kale, plant them in a pumpkin! Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. Once the pumpkin has been prepared, it is ready for planting.
Both cat grass and wheat grass are good for giving your errant feline pause. You can also try to offend the cats sense of smell with orange rinds or mothballs.
When you are mowing your lawn do not cut it too closely to the dirt. If you let your grass grow, the roots will go deeper and make your lawn more resistant to dryness. Short grass means short roots and dead grass.
If you have many low-growing plants in your garden, get yourself a pair of gardening knee pads. Gardening is supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable; you don’t want to finish every gardening session with aching, throbbing knees. Pick up a good pair of gardening knee pads to help cushion your knees.
Split up your irises. Divide any overgrown clumps to increase your stock. You can do this by simply picking up bulbous irises once the foliage has withered. The bulbs will then split naturally in the palm of your hand and if they’re re-planted, they can flower next year. If you have a rhizome you will need to split it with a knife. Cut rhizomes from around the outside then throw away the remaining center. Each piece should retain a minimum of one sturdy offshoot capable of spurting new growth. Replant them immediately.
Allow your children to actively participate in planting your organic garden. The benefits for your children will be a closer bond with nature and an understanding of where food comes from.
If you have recently suffered a cut, discontinue gardening until the cut has healed completely. A cut can become infected if dirt is allowed to enter the cut while gardening. You can now purchase bandages to seal the cut completely.
Reading these tips probably cleared up some of the questions you had about organic gardening. Hopefully, it made organic gardening seem less intimidating. Apply the wisdom you have learned here to your home and yard, and you can enjoy pure wholesome foods in your kitchen in not time at all.