One of the best ways to improve your diet and make it healthier is to start and maintain an organic garden. You do have to put in some effort, though. Are you wondering where to start?
If mildew is forming on your plants, you should not purchase an expensive chemical. Combine a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda with water. This solution can be sprayed onto your plants once per week until the problem is resolved. Baking soda will effectively remove the mildew without damaging your plants.
Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. Climbers have many different uses and spread quickly. They also work to cover up old, and possibly dead, vegetation. Some of these plants must have support, and some can attach themselves to something using their stems and tendrils. There are many varieties you can choose from. Honeysuckle, climbing roses and jasmine are among the best.
When winter arrives, you can save some plants by placing them in your home. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Be careful not to damage the root system as you dig up the plant, and place it in a pot.
Do a soil analysis prior to planting. There are soil testing services that can analyze a garden’s soil content for a small charge. With those results, it’s then possible to refine and supplement the soil to make it as fertile as possible. A lot of extension offices will offer this service and it is worth it so you know what your soil needs.
Use bulbs to ensure continuous flowers throughout the spring and summer. Bulbs are easy to grow and hearty, and they keep growing in years to come. Different types of bulbs bloom at different times, so if you choose appropriately, you can have blooms from early spring to late summer.
Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. Another option is to place something smelly, like citrus peels or mothballs, on the soil surrounding the plants that have previously been eaten.
Draw up a garden plan before you plant the first seed. Doing so means you can remember where each particular plant is when you start seeing sprouts arise from the earth. This is important, because different plants require different care.
Deciduous shrubs should be protected from the elements. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. Tie together the tops, and then use a sheet or blanket to cover the wigwam loosely. This will work better than wrapping your plant with plastic, because air can still circulate, which will help to prevent rotting.
Create your own garden from scratch with seeds, rather than plants. Starting with your own seeds is more environmentally friendly than buying plants from a nursery. Packaging materials for many plants utilize plastics that are not recyclable, so avoid these containers and choose instead to sow your garden with seeds or utilize organic pots.
A successful organic garden is the result of hard work and a good understanding of the principles involved. Persistence and patience are also important traits for successful organic gardener. Keep the tips offered in mind and you can see more success.