More and more people are realizing the wonders of organic gardening. The easy to follow advice in this article will show you how to get out there and start planting. Keep reading to learn some tricks of the trade that will help you get a great garden.
To prevent your plants’ systems from becoming shocked, you need to gradually transition them from higher to lower temperatures. On the first day, place them in the sun outside for only an hour or so. Throughout the week, you should increase a little at a time how long you have them outside. By the weekend, the plants can make that big move without a problem!
You don’t need expensive chemicals to treat powdery mildew on plants. All it takes is a liquid soap, water, and baking soda mixture. Spray this on your plants once a week until the mildew disappears. No damage will occur to your plants, and the baking soda is mild and efficient.
Analyze the soil before you even get started with working in a garden. 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.
Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. You can also try to offend the cats sense of smell with orange rinds or mothballs.
Set your mower blades higher, so you don’t cut the grass too short. If you leave your grass kind of high, your roots will be deeper and your lawn will be stronger and not dry out. If the grass is too short, it produces shallow roots and that leads to a lawn with brown spots and dried-out patches.
It’s easy to just jump in and start gardening without thought, but it’s important to plan your garden first. This way, you will remember the places you planted your seeds when they start sprouting. You can also prevent yourself from losing small plants within a large garden.
Try to keep your plants aerated and dry, every day. Moisture on the surface of a plant can attract parasites, and cause disease. A fungus is one of the most important and debilitating parasites for plants. It is possible to control fungi by using fungicide sprays. However, these sprays should be used before issues become apparent.
As you previously learned, it takes time and patience for a great organic garden. The above tips will help you make a wonderful garden. Despite what you grow, use the above tips to succeed with them.