You wish to make a fresh and healthy organic garden. There is no better time to start than the present! These tips will help you start an organic garden.
It is important to do your homework so you choose plants that produce higher yields. A lot of times a hybrid that will tolerate cold weather or disease will give you a higher output than heirlooms.
Use both biennials and annuals to add color to your flower bed. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. You can fill any spaces between shrubs and perennials when they are in the sun. Some excellent choices include rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflower, cosmos, petunia and marigold.
All soil is not the same. You need to check the soil to make sure it’s the best for what you’re planting. You can get a soil analysis, and if you find your soil needs a supplement, do it! Cooperative Extension departments often offer this testing service. It is a worthwhile effort so a garden can be productive on the first year of planting.
Soak your seeds in a dark spot during the overnight hours. Simply place a handful of seeds in a container, cover the seeds up with water, and stash it away. That way, the seeds will have sufficient hydration and will have the best start possible. Seeds that are grown in this way have a higher survival and maturity rate.
When mowing your lawn do not cut it as short as possible. Higher grass sends roots further down, increasing lawn strength and viability. Short grass tends to have shallow roots, which can cause dried out, brown patches to occur.
For weeds that aren’t in the middle of your plants, use boiling water to kill their roots. Considering that boiling water is rather safe, you don’t have to worry about toxins in your soil or at your dinner table. Literally pour the water on the weeds, avoiding any wanted plants near them, and watch the weeds die over time. Weed roots will suffer harm from boiling water, and this will probably stop them from growing more.
Efficiently water your garden. Consider a soaker hose as a way to water multiple plants while saving time. Use low water pressure for your hose so that you do not cause harm to the tender members of your garden. Allow it to water your plants for a couple of hours, so that you are free to do other things.
Consider planting strawberries, especially ones that are everbearing, for your garden if you have small children. Children love to pick their own fruit right out of the garden, and will be more willing to help with the process if they get something out of it.
You will now be better prepared as you start pursuing organic gardening. Even if you already felt pretty prepared, the advice you’ve read should make you feel like an expert. You’ve read tips that you can use to create a lovely garden full of organic and natural products.