One great way to improve your diet and give yourself a fun an interesting hobby is to plant an organic garden. You do have to put in some effort, though. Are you wondering where to start?
Look for the variants of a plant that offer the highest yield. A plant that is resistant to disease, or one that is tolerant of extreme weather, will deliver a higher yield.
If you have any mildew on the plants, do not go out and buy anything. A great home remedy is to mix baking soda with water and a little bit of liquid soap. You just need to spray your plants with this solution once every five days until the mildew is no longer visible. Baking soda will bring no damage to your plants, and will treat the mildew in a gentle and efficient manner.
Tempt your cat away from the plants he has been bothering by planting catnip or wheat grass near them. In addition, you could put an item on the soil’s top around the plants which has a smell that cats hate, such as citrus peel or mothballs.
Set your mower blades higher, so you don’t cut the grass too short. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. Short grass is more prone to getting dried out and turning brown.
Interested in using Mother Nature to keep pests at bay the natural way? Onions and marigolds can get rid of pests in the garden. You can also prevent insect pests by using wood ash like mulch around your trees and shrubs. These methods prevent use of harsh chemicals.
When it comes to harvesting your vegetables, know when the optimal time is to do so. Individual vegetables have distinct windows of time to pick for getting the greatest flavors. For example, some plants, such as zucchini and baby peas, have the most flavor when harvested while young. Tomatoes, however, are best picked from the vine later when they are very ripe. So, make sure you do some research, and find out when the best time to harvest your vegetables is.
Identify a plant that will be the most prominent object of the landscape. When you design your garden, think of a great focal point that will grab attention and add interest. A perfect example of a focal point is using a plant that doesn’t bear any resemblance to those that surround it.
You can spray scents such as after-shave and cologne around your garden to deter your dog. This will mask any scents that might attract your dog and make your garden less interesting to him.
If you like the concept of organic gardening, then why not take it one step further by leaving some of your land undeveloped for the area’s wildlife? Your cultivated garden spaces will benefit from the various insects and wildlife that will inhabit and pollinate the undeveloped space.
If you are gardening with a cut, make sure that you adequately protect it from dirt and chemicals. Open wounds can easily get infected while gardening because you’re exposing yourself to dirt, bacteria and germs. There are bandages out there now that can seal cuts completely.
It can be extremely fast and easy to plant perennials into your garden. Use your spade to slice chunks of turf up, then flip each piece over, and spread wood chips on top to a depth of four inches. You want to then give the area about a couple of weeks, then you want your new perennials planted by digging into it.
Get the most out of what you have, and your property. Landscaping has a powerful home improvement return. There are some varieties of plants that increase property values by over 20%. The plants you buy should be able to withstand normal regional weather conditions.
As the article has referenced, organic gardening takes work, research, and effort in order to be successful. Furthermore, you will only see your garden blossom with consistent tending. Hopefully this article has you well prepared for your endeavor into the relaxing and productive world of organic gardening.