You have many options available to enable you to grow a vivacious and colorful organic garden of your very own. You just need to learn them and use them.
Select plant types that will bring a higher profits and yield. Frequently, a hybrid plant will produce a higher yield because of its disease-resistant properties.
Your tool handles can double as measuring sticks. Handles of things such as rakes, hoes or shovels make excellent measuring instruments. Lay the handles of said tools on the ground where it is flat and there is no interference, such as gravel, and stretch a measuring tape along one side. Use a bright permanent marker and label the distances. Now, the next time you’re down in the garden, you’ll have a handy ruler without needing to look anywhere else.
Get a slug-proof variety of perennials. Snails and slugs are garden nightmares, and only need a single evening to obliterate a plant. Snails and slugs like to eat perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if they are young plants. There are some perennials that do not appeal to slugs, such as those with leaves that are hairy and tough with a bad taste. Examples of these slug-proof plant varieties include achillea, euphorbia, and helleborus, to name a few.
Keep your fragile shrubs protected from the winter weather. If you have some tender shrubs that are in planters, you need to protect them from cold weather. Tie these canes at the top, and place a blanket over it. When you do this you allow air to flow and circulate which can actually prevent rotting, this method is great and better than just wrapping your plant in some plastic.
If your plants do not grown very tall, try buying some knee pads used for gardening. You will end up spending a good deal of time on your knees and this can cause a lot of pain by the end of the day. Having a good pair of knee pads will cushion your knees in comfort.
If you want to effectively weed out young plants, you can try “boiling” away the weeds. A pot full of boiling water is an effective herbicide, yet it is, chemically speaking, completely harmless. Pour hot water right on the weeds, but do not get any on your plants. The extreme heat of the water will cause damage to the weeds’ roots, which will stop them from growing any more.
Learn the proper way to handle chemicals, and the right way to use garden tools. It may seem simple enough, but not following it could lead to chemical burns and skin irritations. Protect yourself and follow all instructions.
Pest control is tough when you have a veggie garden. It is wise to limit the use of harsh chemicals, because the vegetables will be eaten. One way to control gardening pests is to be vigilant. By noticing them at an early stage, you can simply pluck them away from your plants with your fingers.
A garden can be planted by anybody. However, those who have taken time to do research will gain the most from their crops. Implement these important concepts in building a truly organic garden.