When you use the correct organic gardening products, techniques, and equipment, it shows. It demonstrates that you are taking organic gardening seriously and that you are doing all you can to ensure that your plants thrive. This is an admirable thing. As with anything, there is always room for improvement. The following article provides helpful tips.
Turn your tool handles into convenient rulers. You can convert any large handle tool, such as a hoe, shovel, or rake into a measuring tool. 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. Then, transfer the measurements to the handle using a permanent marker. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.
Use both annuals and biennials to add a splash of color to your flower beds. 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. There are plenty of varieties including petunia, marigold, cosmos, sunflower, hollyhock, and rudbeckia.
When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. You may be able to save your most resistant or expensive plants. Cautiously avoid the roots while digging, and put your plant into a perfectly sized pot.
Irises can be easily divided. Divide any overgrown clumps to increase your stock. When foliage is dead, lift bulbous irises. The bulbs will automatically split in you hand, and will likely flower the year after being replanted. You can divide rhizomes with a knife. Cut rhizomes from around the outside then throw away the remaining center. Make sure that every cutting contains a viable offshoot. Replant them immediately.
Fertilize your garden. Manure can help your plants grow quickly, but you must use only commercially created products to reduce the chance of contracting pathogens. You can choose from many different fertilizers. Do not worry about the kind of fertilizer you end up using but definitely put down something.
You now have the information you need to start applying these tips to your own organic garden. This is great news! Learning is a never-ending process. The tips you have read above, of course, cover just the basics. Hopefully, you’ve learned things that will help make your organic garden beautiful.