Organic gardening is something that many families want to do but simply never take on the challenge. Often, people are put off by its perceived complexity, or are intimidated by all they’d need to know to get started. Check out the tips presented here to get some ideas for ways to start your own organic garden. It can be a rewarding hobby with many benefits.
The quick and drastic change in the weather conditions can shock your plants and cause them to die. It’s important that you gradually change temperate conditions over time, so that your plants can adjust. At first, only leave them outside for a brief period of time. Throughout the week, you should increase a little at a time how long you have them outside. After one week, the plants should be fully acclimated and ready to move outside.
It is important to do your homework so you choose plants that produce higher yields. Traditional strains are often out-performed by hybrids that have been bred for cold tolerance or disease resistance.
Plant a variety of flowers to keep your flower garden colorful and interesting. Annuals and biennials can add excitement and interest to your flower garden every season. These flowers grow quickly and can be planted at any time during the year. If you want to maintain a flower garden all year or you want to add new flowers to reflect the changing seasons, annuals and biennials are for you. They are useful for filling gaps in between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. Some excellent choices include rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflower, cosmos, petunia and marigold.
Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. These types of plants can climb anything, which makes them perfect for covering up a wall or fence that needs to be hidden. Climbers can also be trained to grow and cover an arbor, and they will grow through or around existing trees and shrubs. There are those that have to be fixed to a support, but others will find a surface to cling to all on their own through twining stems or tendrils. Plants such as clematis, wisteria, climbing roses, or honeysuckle are always great choices.
When winter arrives, you can save some plants by placing them in your home. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.
Irises should be divided. Increase your iris population when you divide up overgrown clumps. When the foliage dies it’s time to lift the bulbous irises out of the ground. The bulbs will then split naturally in the palm of your hand and if they’re re-planted, they can flower next year. Use a knife to divide the rhizomes. Cut out new pieces from outside the bulb and throw away the old center. There needs to be a minimum of one healthy offshoot on each of the new sprout sections. Immediately replant all your selected cuttings.
See to it that you fertilize your garden. One type of fertilizer that really helps plants grow is manure, but be sure to utilize a type that is commercially composted to reduce the chances of pathogens. There are a number of options for fertilizer, but the truth is that what you use is unimportant; you just have to remember to use something.
By using the following tips in the above article, you will find organic gardening to be simple. You will enjoy wholesome fruits and vegetables fresh from your chemical-free garden.