Growing an organic garden is a very pleasant and rewarding activity. Newcomers to organic gardening, however, can easily find themselves overwhelmed. So, how does a novice learn more about gardening? Well, read the tips below, of course!
A great gardening tip to use is to always select types of plants that are more likely to produce a high yield. Normally, hybrid plants that are disease-resistant and cold-tolerant have a greater yield than traditional varieties.
Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. You can use biennial and annual flowers to brighten the bed, and let you change how it looks. They are very helpful when trying to fill in gaps between shrubs and perennials in an area that is sunny. Notable biennials and annuals include marigold, sunflowers, hollyhock, petunia, and cosmos.
Plants all need a good supply of C02 to grow properly! Often, plants achieve better growth when they are surrounded by high levels of CO2. The best method to obtain a high amount is to get access to a greenhouse. If you have a greenhouse, keep CO2 levels high.
Take the time to remove weeds. Weeds and gardens do not mix; they will destroy your garden. Try using white vinegar to get rid of weeds. White vinegar will definitely kill the weeds! Put some white vinegar in a spray bottle, and spray directly on weeds. If you don’t want to pull weeds out by hand anymore, give vinegar a try.
Pre-soak your seeds to keep them healthy. Drop your seeds into a small jar that is filled with cold water. This will keep your seeds hydrated and give you a little head start with your growing. Seeds that are grown in this way have a higher survival and maturity rate.
Take extra care of any fragile shrubs that are known to drop their leaves in the autumn. If you have tender shrubs in pots, they need to be protected in the cold weather. First tie together the tops; then take a sheet or blanket and loosely shroud the wigwam. Covering your foliage in plastic will let the air in – and may lead to decay.
It is particularly important for new gardeners to read and follow instructions that come with tools, as well as chemicals. Failure to follow instructions can be dangerous or painful. For example, some chemicals will irritate your skin if you don’t follow safety rules. Prevent issues, and use your garden chemicals safely.
Try placing evergreens that grow berries around your garden. They will provide a splash of color in the drab and dreary winter months when a lot of other plants have lost their colors. Some examples of evergreens that produce berries and color in the wintertime are the American Holly, Cranberrybush, the Winterberry and the Common Snowberry.
It is by now obvious how beneficial and enjoyable organic gardening can truly be when you know how to approach it. The activity is fun, relaxing, rewarding and potentially challenging. Use these tips to see your garden flourish!