You are ready to plant your organic garden. Your timing is awesome! The following tips can help you realize your plans for your garden.
Turn the handles of tools you have on hand into rulers to make measurements in your garden. You can use shovels or rakes as measuring sticks. Place the handles on the floor to measure the distance between them. Label the distances using a permanent marker. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.
Cover any wall or fence with climbers. Climbing foliage is a great way to disguise unsightly features on your property, sometimes in the span of just one season. They may also grow through tress and shrubs that are already grown, or you can train them to cover your arbor. Some require ties attaching them to supports, but others will attach themselves to any surface nearby. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.
In the cold winter months, you can salvage certain plants by bringing them into the house. Choose the plants that are most likely to survive. Carefully dig up the plants, using caution not to disturb the roots, then transfer into a pot.
Before you plant seeds, pre-soak them for a night somewhere dark. Drop some seeds into a small glass or other container, and fill it with water. This will allow your seeds to be hydrated and get a head start when growing. Seeds that are grown in this way have a higher survival and maturity rate.
Start your garden by planting seed in small pots. When you grow a new garden, start the environmental way, from seeds. The plastic used in nurseries often end up in landfills, that is why it is advised to use seeds or purchase from nurseries that make use of organic materials when packaging their plants.
It is possible to use natural materials as well as other plants to help keep pests away from your garden. Slugs who want to enter a vegetable garden, for example, can be repelled by a simple border of marigolds and onions. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you will ward off insect pests. These are methods you can use to get rid of the need to use pesticides.
Don’t count the fall season out. However, that does not have to be the case! When it comes to vivid foliage, autumn offers the best opportunity to view it. Maple, beech trees or dogwood take on some amazing colors. When thinking about shrubs, consider barberry, hydrangea and cotoneaster.
Vegetables are softest during the warmest hours of each day, so picking them then, no matter how gently, runs the risk of damage. You can also protect both your vegetables and the plant they grow on by cutting them off instead of twisting them off.
At this point, you should feel more confident about your gardening skills. If you already knew about organic gardening, you should be an expert by now. These tips will have hopefully given you the tips you need to grow a organic garden.