While organic gardening is normally extremely enjoyable and relaxing, it can also cause you major problems if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing. This list of tips should help you become a successful organic gardener.
So that you don’t shock your plants, try gradually accustoming them to conditions and temperature. Leave them outside in sunlight for a couple of hours on the initial day. Over the week, try gradually increasing the time they’re left outside. When the week is done, your plants will be ready for the big move without any problems.
A good way to ensure that your seeds sprout effectively is to start them in smaller pots and then transplant them once they reach the seedling stage. They are then more likely to survive and to become thriving, mature plants. This is also a good way to tighten up your planting schedule. Once the fully matured plants are removed, the seedlings can be planted.
Create useful rulers from your tool handles. Tools with long handles such as hoes and rakes can double as measuring sticks. Place the handles on the floor to measure the distance between them. Then, transfer the measurements to the handle using a permanent marker. This modified ruler will serve you well as you begin working in your garden.
Try using climber plants to cover up your fences and walls. These types of plants can climb anything, which makes them perfect for covering up a wall or fence that needs to be hidden. You can also train climbers to cover arbors and other things that you want covered, and they will even grow right through trees and shrubs. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. Wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle, clematis and some rose varieties are good choices for climbers.
For proper optimum growth, plants require sufficient amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). Plants tend to grow better when the CO2 levels are higher. The best way to obtain a saturated level of carbon dioxide (CO2) is to use a greenhouse. The levels need to be kept high for optimum greenery growth.
Draw up a garden plan before you plant the first seed. Use this to remind you where certain things were planted, later when they start sprouting. You can also prevent yourself from losing small plants within a large garden.
One natural method of weed removal is called “boiling”. Boiling water is a very safe alternative to other potent herbicides. One simple layer across the weeds with a pot of boiling water will take care of the problem, but you have to remember the same applies to your plants, as well. Boiling water damages the weed roots and will inhibit future growth.
Your plants need to be kept dry, but sill receiving a good amount of air. Moisture not only attracts parasites, but also makes it easier for your plants to contract diseases. A commonplace plant parasite is fungi. It is possible to get rid of fungi after it appears with anti-fungal sprays, but it’s better to spray at-risk areas before fungi appear.
Purchase a wheelbarrow, and a kneeling stool to use in your garden. Spending lots of time close to the ground while working tends to be hard on your knees, that is why it is important to have a portable and lightweight garden stool that you can use for comfort. As well, gardening can involve some heavy lifting and moving, so a strong wheelbarrow can really make that aspect much more effortless.
Organic gardening does take some effort, but anyone can do if they approach it with the right attitude. While creating a lovely organic garden takes a lot of effort, the results are more than worth the work. By following the above tips, you are well on your way to increasing your organic gardening skills.