Organic gardening is the alternative to using toxic products such as fertilizers or pesticides on the food you are going to eat and the environment you live in. Also, most methods of organic gardening are fairly inexpensive. In the following paragraphs, you’ll find some suggestions that will help you make the most of your garden.
Choose the varieties of plants that will produce a higher yield. A disease-resistant hybrid plant can be a good option to consider over a more traditional variety due to its tendency to produce higher yields.
Prior to planting anything in your garden, check your soil. Soil analysis costs a little money, but the report can inform you how to enrich your soil and open the door to a lush garden. Ask about this service at a local university or the county Cooperative Extension office to improve the soil and insure fruitful crops.
When it’s autumn, it’s time to start planting all of your fall edibles. A pumpkin can be used as a planting container instead of clay pots. Hollow out the pumpkin and spray with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rot. When this is finished, you are now ready to plant.
When you are mowing your lawn do not cut it too closely to the dirt. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. Cutting your grass too short will cause it to dry out and turn brown in patches throughout your yard.
Deciduous shrubs need protection from the cold. Tender, potted shrubs must be protected when the weather is cold. Try to tie the tops all together and cover them with a sheet, large piece of cloth, or blanket. Doing this is a lot more effective than wrapping up the plant with plastic because it lets air circulate, which could avoid any rotting.
Natural materials or some other plants can be used in your garden for keeping away pests. Planting marigolds or onions around the border of your garden will repel slugs. Another way to get rid of pests is to spread wood ash at ground level around shrubs and tree plantings. Natural remedies, like the ones listed, will help reduce the need and usage of harsh chemical pesticides.
If you plan on growing peas, you should consider starting them indoors instead of beginning them outside. If you give them a chance to grow indoors where they are protected, they will germinate better. Give the seeds enough time to get stronger: growing indoors will make it easier for your plants to resist diseases and the pesky bugs. Once they are strong enough, you can transplant them outside.
The prevent your dog from trampling through your garden, spray some old aftershave, perfume or other heavily scented things on the grass around your plants. By masking the smells he may be attracted to, he should take less interest in the garden plants.
As the seeds sprout, they’ll need less warmth. You should move your sprouted plants farther from the heat when they are past the sprouting stage. Make sure you remember to remove any plastic films that were on the plant containers to repel humidity and warmth. Keep an eye on your seeds so you will know when this should be done.
Putting the advice you just learned to use in your organic garden will help you realize several benefits, including having healthy plants and a reduction in toxins. You should notice more wildlife present in your garden if you use natural methods.