There are a lot of people who think about starting an organic garden, but never get around to doing it. To many people, it seems too complicated and unfamiliar, so they don’t know how to start. Read this article for some tips and tricks you can use to break this challenge down into something you can handle and even enjoy.
Properly lay your sod. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Pull all the weeds and loosen the soil so the new roots can take easily. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. Make sure you work with a moist soil. The sod should be laid in staggered rows, with the joints offset from one another. Cut away extra sod and save it to fill in gaps you may create later. For the best results, you need to water the sod every day for a two week period. After this time the sod will have rooted into the soil and can be now walked on.
When planting perennials, seek out those that are resistant to slugs. Creatures like snails or slugs can destroy a plant in a single night. They’re particularly fond of perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if the plants are young. Some perennials are not preferred meals for snails and slugs, especially if their foliage is hairy and tough, or tastes bad. Excellent varieties include heuchera, achillea, euphorbia, campanula, and helleborus.
If you notice powdery mildew on your plants, do not buy an expensive chemical. Combine baking soda with a small dollop of liquid soap and add it to water. Spray this on your plants once a week until the mildew disappears. This solution is perfectly safe for your plants and gently treats mildew in a short amount of time.
When autumn has arrived, you must plant everything you want to eat before winter. If you want to find an interesting container for your lettuce or kale, try a pumpkin! Once you’ve cut its top and scooped the insides out, spray the edges and inside with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rotting. After that, your pumpkin planter is ready to use!
When dealing with any type of seeds in gardening, it’s important that you soak them overnight in a cool, dark location. Place your seeds in a container filled with water. This will hydrate the seeds and facilitate growth. This will also give your seeds a much better chance to survive and mature.
Split up the irises. Overgrown clumps of irises can be divided up to increase your numbers of this lovely flower. If you notice a dead foliage, lift the bulb. As soon as you pick up the bulb, it’ll split into pieces. That’s okay – in fact, it’s desirable. You can replant the bulb pieces and next year you’ll have a healthy bed of new irises. Make use of a knife to split up rhizomes. Cut the center out of each rhizome but save the pieces. Don’t plant any pieces that don’t have any strong offshoots. You also need to make sure that you replant the new pieces as soon as possible.
Protect the soil around your vegetable plants with an inch or two of organic mulch. The soil around plants can stay damper through the use of mulch. It will also prevent weeds from sprouting. Every gardener can appreciate pulling fewer weeds.
If you keep these various tips in mind, gardening should not be so daunting. Use any combination of the above tips to improve your organic gardening efforts and have a table laden with scrumptious, wholesome produce you harvested from your garden.