Organic gardening can be an every day part of your life, but understanding how it works can be hard. You also have a large variety of seeds you can choose from as well. Below you’ll find some great tips to make sure you get the most out of your organic garden.
Select plants that produce a relatively high yield. In many cases, a disease-resistant or cold-tolerant hybrid will produce a higher yield than a traditional variety.
You don’t need a costly chemical solution to deal with powdery mildew in your garden. Mix some baking soda and a very small amount of liquid soap into water. Spray the mixture on the plants once every seven days or so until you no longer see the mildew. Baking soda treats the mildew effectively and gently and it won’t damage your plants.
Cover any wall or fence with climbers. Plants that climb are extraordinarily versatile, and can help hide an unsightly wall or fence, usually within one season. They may also grow through tress and shrubs that are already grown, or you can train them to cover your arbor. Some climbers you plant will have to be tied off and supported, but others have no problem attaching themselves to any surface using their tendrils or twining stems Some dependable types include honeysuckle, clematis, jasmine, climbing roses, and wisteria.
Plant cool-weather edibles in the fall. Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. First, cut out the pumpkin’s top layer and remove the seeds. Then, spray some Wilt-Pruf on the insides to prevent the rot that would follow otherwise. After this is completed, it is time to plant!
Both cat grass and wheat grass are good for giving your errant feline pause. Another option is to place offensively smelling objects on the topsoil near and around the plants you want to protect. Citrus peels or mothballs are a couple of examples.
It is a good idea to invest in a good pair of knee pads, made specifically for gardening. They can be very helpful when working close to the ground on low-growth plants. If you spend a large portion of your gardening session on your knees, it could create pain over time. A pair of good gardening knee pads can cushion your knees for more comfort.
As you read, an organic garden can be incredibly important to your current and future dietary habits and so is understanding all the different kinds of plants you can grow. Using the above advice is a great starting point for a successful organic garden.