You are now prepared to embark on the journey of making a garden that is organic and healthy. There is no better time to start than the present! The tips below can help you begin your organic garden.
For showy flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant plenty of bulbs. Bulbs are generally very simple to grow and hearty, as well; they will continue to grow for years. Different varieties of bulbs flower at varied times and if you make the right choices you can have blossoms from early spring through late summer.
Whenever you are planting a veggie garden, it is vital that you place them in a location where sun shines down on them for six or more hours per day. This allows the vegetables to grow quickly and healthily. This is true for flowers as well.
If you are considering planting a garden take the time to plan it out. Use your seed packages to make fun markers that will remind you where each type of plant is growing. You can also prevent yourself from losing small plants within a large garden.
Deciduous shrubs and young trees need to be protected. Delicate shrubs that are sitting in pots should be sheltered from the cold weather. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. This method is superior to covering plants in plastic, because air can freely circulate, which prevents rotting.
You should start pea seedlings indoors instead of planting them outside right at the start. Pea seeds germinate better indoors. The seedlings will also be heartier, which means they can resist pests and diseases better. Once the seedlings have become hardy enough to survive, you can transplant them to your outdoor garden.
If you are new to horticulture, make sure you read and follow all the directions on any tool or chemical you use. Garden chemicals can cause skin irritation and eye injury. Wear protective gear, and use the products as directed.
To deter meddlesome dogs from destroying your garden, you should use heavily scented substances around the perimeter. You can even use perfume! This will mask any scents that might attract your dog and make your garden less interesting to him.
You can help your plants resist disease by spraying them with aspirin water. Crush and dissolve one and one-half 325mg tablets in two full gallons of plain water. Help your plants to fight disease by spraying them with the aspirin water. Try spraying your plants with this around every three weeks.
If you are growing your organic plants inside of your home or office, it is vital to make sure that the right amount of light reaches them. If you want indoor plants, choose specimens that can grow in relatively dark places. If your plants still need more light, there are always artificial light sources that you can use.
Make sure you work in your garden every day. Don’t waste your time looking for missing tools. You can prepare what you need beforehand, keep it all handy in a toolbox or a shed, and you will be ready to work in your garden at a moment’s notice. A good way to keep your tools at hand is to buy a tool belt or utility pants with many large pockets.
Pine can be a wonderful mulch. There are many common acidic plants that prefer acidic soil. If you have acid loving plants, use pine needles as a mulch. Cover the beds with a couple inches of needles and as they decompose, they will disperse acid to the soil.
Use an old laundry basket to collect your produce. A laundry basket will act as a strainer for your produce. Just rinse the produce right in the basket; the water will drain through the holes.
If you are building a raised bed utilize stone, brick or wood that is untreated. If you are to use wood, you should make sure that the wood is not treated and is also naturally rot resistant. Some great choices to choose from are cedar, locust and cypress. In a vegetable garden, never use treated wood, as the chemicals can leach out into the soil and food crops. If you have used treated lumber, line your beds with plastic.
You should now have the basic knowledge you need to start an organic garden. You have just learned a lot of great information. Remember to apply these tips as you plan and take care of your garden.