Fruits and vegetables that are grown organically are not only healthy and delicious, but also far surpasses any produce you will find in any supermarket. Why not consider producing your own organically grown produce? Keep reading for ideas and inspiration on organic gardening and its benefits!
As fall arrives, it is the time to prepare for planting fall edibles. Why not plant lettuce and kale inside a hollowed-out pumpkin? You simply need to cut off the top, scoop out the guts, and spray your pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf. When this is finished, you are now ready to plant.
Many people delight in the taste of fresh mint leaves, but become frustrated when the plant spreads wildly. You can slow their growth rate by planting them in a garden container or large pot instead. The container can be planted in the ground, and it will still prevent the plant from dominating the garden.
There are several all-natural ways to keep pests out of your garden, including certain plants. Plant marigolds or onions around other vegetables to keep slugs away from them. Wood ash, when used like mulch, can keep away pests after it is spread around a tree base and shrub seedlings. These methods prevent use of harsh chemicals.
Try growing your peas indoors for the first couple months. Install your plants inside and wait for the seeds to germinate. The seedling may also be hardier, which means that they can better resist disease and attacks from pests. Transplant them outside when they are fully established and able to thrive.
Choose plants that will provide color in autumn. It doesn’t have to be that way! Fall is the most colorful time of year for foliage. Maple, beech, and dogwood display colors ranging from dark crimson to light yellow. When you choose shrubbery, try hydrangea, barberry, or cotoneaster.
Gardening can be very relaxing. You can relax and be at peace in many different ways. Many find that gardening is a great method for achieving this. It doesn’t require a lot of cash up front, but pays major dividends. Of course the highest return is the peace you will feel from having some time alone in your garden and growing your own plants.
Use approximately two or three inches of natural, organic material as some mulch in every single flower bed. This will discourage weeds from growing, add nutrients, and retain the moisture in your garden. In addition, your flower beds will have a beautiful, finished appearance year round.
Make sure you work in your garden every day. By having your tools in one location, you will not spend hours looking for them. Prepare all of your tools prior to working in the garden, and then put them away neatly when finished. You can keep your garden tools in a tool belt, or in your pockets. Another good idea is to keep them all in a bucket that you carry around with you.
Add used coffee grounds to your soil. Coffee grounds add many nitrogenous nutrients to the soil that will benefit your plants. This nutrient is often lacking in home gardens, and adding it will give you taller plants that bloom beautifully.
Stop purchasing pesticide sprayed, genetically modified produce. Apply what you’ve learned in this article today, and start growing your own produce.