Organic gardening can be a very enjoyable and relaxing activity in which anyone can participate. But for someone just starting out it can seem very overwhelming, and even a little bit intimidating. Therefore, how should a newbie get their first garden started? All you have to do is read the following suggestions.
Your plants will respond better to gradual changes of environment. Put the plants outside in the sun for one to two hours in the beginning. Then over the next week, gradually increase the time they are in their new habitat. At week’s end, the plants should be welcoming of their new home.
Use your tool handles as rulers in the garden. Large handled tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes can be used as measuring sticks. Measure the handles with a tape measure laid out in the floor. Use a permanent marker to label distances. Now you will always possess a large ruler ready for your use in the garden.
Use both annuals and biennials to add a splash of color to your flower beds. These types of flowers grow at high speed, which gives you more flexibility in changing the look of your flower beds as the seasons change. If there are gaps between the perennials and shrubs you have planted in a sunlit area, try filling those gaps with annuals and biennials. Notable varieties include cosmos, rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock, marigold and sunflower.
Make sure to pre-soak seeds, preferably in a dark location. Drop some seeds into a small glass or other container, and fill it with water. This way, your seeds are well-hydrated and can start growing with a head start. The seeds will be better able to survive and grow up.
Balance your alkaline soil with the acid found in used coffee grounds. The coffee grounds are a very inexpensive way to add acid back into the dirt. This will allow your vegetables and greenery to really thrive.
Mint is a very tasty herb that has a tendency to run wild in the garden if not kept in check. You can control their growth by placing them into a pot or container. By using a separate containment unit, you are limiting the plant’s ability to spread its roots and subsequently grow like wildfire. You can even plant the entire pot so that it still looks just like another plant in your garden.
With what you learned you should now feel a bit more confident when it comes to gardening, and you should think of it as an easy task to tackle now. The activity is fun, relaxing, rewarding and potentially challenging. With the tips presented above at the forefront of your mind, you can begin to grow delicious organic produce like a professional.