Vegetables and fresh fruits that have been grown organically are far superior in taste and nutrition than ordinary produce on the market. So save yourself some money and grow produce from your own garden! Below is a selection of organic gardening tips that will help you to start harvesting delicious, healthy produce at home.
Cover the fences and walls with climbers. Climbers have many different uses and spread quickly. No need to worry if a bush or tree is in the way, as climbers can grow through them. Also, they can match the shape of an arbor. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. Some of the most reliable varieties are wisteria, clematis, jasmine, honeysuckle and climbing roses.
Remove your garden’s weeds! Weeds can take a promising garden and turn it into a shell of its potential. To help you do this, you may want to consider using white vinegar. White vinegar will kill those pesky weeds. Load up your spray bottle with some white vinegar, and spray the weeds away instead of breaking your back removing them by hand.
Try to keep your plants aerated and dry, every day. Moisture on the surfaces of your plants is an invitation to pests and illness. In fact, fungi love a wet plant and can cause a great deal of damage. You can control fungi with the application of fungicide sprays. However, the area should be treated before you see the onset of any problems.
In order to rid your garden of pests, take advantage of plant materials and other organic matter. Plant marigolds or onions around other vegetables to keep slugs away from them. Wood ash can be used as mulch, and if put on the base of shrub and tree seedlings, will keep insects away. By utilizing these methods, you will not have to apply chemical pesticides on your vegetation.
Give peas a head start by sprouting them indoors. Pea seeds tend to germinate much better when planted indoors, before being moved to an outside garden. It will create heartier seedlings, which means they will more easily resist the pests and diseases they will encounter in an outdoor environment. Once your seedlings are sturdy, you can then move them outside.
Consider planting evergreens that produce berries in your yard. These will help give your garden a burst of color, even in the winter months when most other vegetation has lost their colors. Some examples include Holly, Snowberry trees, Winterberry and similar plants.
Stop buying inferior produce. Use what you’ve read here to get started growing your very own high-quality produce.