There are a variety of all-natural techniques that you can employ that will create a healthy, vibrant organic garden. You only need to learn about them and implement them.
Digging in clay soil with a shovel can be very difficult. The clay isn’t easy to work with and will adhere to the shovel, which only makes the problem worse. Simplify the process by putting a bit of wax onto the shovel. The clay won’t stick then. The wax will enable the clay soil to simply slide off the shovel, and will also prevent the shovel from rusting.
Your tool handles can double as measuring sticks. You can use shovels or rakes as measuring sticks. Measure the handles with a tape measure laid out in the floor. Label the distances using a permanent marker. Next time you are working in the garden, you will have a large ruler at your fingertips!
If you want to effectively weed out young plants, you can try “boiling” away the weeds. Boiling water in a pot is a safe “herbicide.” Carefully pour boiling water right on the weeds, but be careful not to pour it on the plants you want. The boiling water will damage the roots of the weeds and will usually prevent further growth.
Ensure that your plants are kept dry, and aerated daily. Moisture on your plants is a sure way to attract parasites and disease. An example of a common plant parasite is fungi. Although fungi can be treated with sprays, it is possible to preempt the problem and very important to plant health that you do so.
A green garden needs to begin with seeds, not plants. As a green-friendly gardener, you always want to use seeds to start your new plot. Since plastics that are in nurseries aren’t recycled very often and therefore usually wind up in landfills, you should begin with seeds or purchase from the nurseries that use natural materials in their plants’ packaging.
Whether you have been gardening for a few days or a few decades, you must never deviate from the instructions on the labeling of all implements and chemicals. Failing to heed this simple advice can mean skin irritation that you are going to remember, and not pleasantly at that. Keep yourself safe by carefully following all instructions.
Take a look at planting berry-producing evergreens in your yard. These types of trees can offer your garden a splash of color, especially during the winter when all other plants and trees have lost their hues. The American Holly, American Cranberrybush, the Winterberry, and the Common Snowberry help provide color during the winter.
Anyone may plant gardens, but only those who are knowledgeable can get more out of their planted crops. Use the tips provided here for organic gardening.