In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
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. Put them in the sun outside for a couple of hours during the first day. As you continue the first week of the project, gradually extend the duration of sun exposure. At week’s end, the plants should be welcoming of their new home.
When you decide to add vegetables into your garden space, be aware that they must be placed where they will receive direct sunlight for a minimum of six hours daily. This allows the vegetables to grow quickly and healthily. This is the same for many varieties of flowers.
Deciduous shrubs need protection from the cold. If you have tender shrubs in pots, they need to be protected in the cold weather. Tie the tops together, and loosely cover the wigwam with a blanket or sheet. People sometimes use plastic to wrap their plants, but plastic can cause the plants to rot because it impedes air circulation.
If your plants do not grown very tall, try buying some knee pads used for gardening. Gardening can really put a lot of pressure on your knees that will leave you cramped and uncomfortable. Buy yourself a pair of knee pads to use in the garden to cushion and protect your knees.
Peas have a better chance of survival when their seeds are started indoors as opposed to outside, exposed to the elements. If you give them a chance to grow indoors where they are protected, they will germinate better. The seedlings will also be heartier, which means they can resist pests and diseases better. Once they are strong enough, you can transplant them outside.
Purchase a wheelbarrow, and a kneeling stool to use in your garden. It is important to protect your knees when you are kneeling in the garden, and a foam kneeling pad will help with that. Also having a garden usually requires moving heavy dirt and objects, so investing in a wheelbarrow is a very sound investment.
Know when is the best time to harvest your vegetables. Every vegetable has a proper time to be picked in order to capture the perfect flavor. Some vegetables, such as zucchini and baby peas, should be harvested when they are relatively young. Tomatoes, however, are best picked from the vine later when they are very ripe. So, it is good to learn about the best time to harvest your vegetables.
Now you know a little more on how you can be a successful organic gardener. Keep learning more tricks and start practicing with a few plants. If you recall this advice, you can develop and hone your own techniques to create a flourishing organic garden.