Organic gardening is very popular these days but many people are afraid to dip their toes into it. It can seem like a daunting task to learn all that it takes to have a successful garden the natural way. This article has some good ideas to help you reach your goal of creating a garden for your enjoyment, and without incurring too much difficulty.
Use annuals and biennials to brighten your flower garden. These fast growth plants make flower beds vibrant, and they let you alter the appearance seasonally and annually. Use them to fill gaps between shrubs and perennials in the sun. There are plenty of varieties including petunia, marigold, cosmos, sunflower, hollyhock, and rudbeckia.
Use climbers to cover walls and fences. Many climbers can cover the wall or fence in as little as one growing season. You can also use them in your landscape to cover an existing arbor, or allow them to climb up trees, or through shrubs. 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 Wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle, clematis and some rose varieties are good choices for climbers.
Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. If you’d like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin instead! Once you cut an opening at the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the insides, spray the inside and edges with Wilt-Pruf to keep the pumpkin from rotting. Once you have finished, you can begin planting.
As you cut your grass, do not trim it too low to the ground. Higher grass has deeper roots, meaning a healthier lawn that will be less likely to dry out. Short grass on the other hand is more susceptible to drying out.
If the soil in your garden has a high concentration of alkaline, try mixing some coffee grounds into your garden’s soil. The coffee grounds provide a cheap way to re-supply needed acid to the dirt. This will allow your vegetables and greenery to really thrive.
If you apply the suggestions you’ve learned from this article, creating an organic garden shouldn’t seem 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.