More and more people are becoming interested in organic gardening as a safe alternative to store bought produce, which can contain all kinds of dangerous chemicals and may even present unforeseen threats with untested methods of genetic engineering. Another benefit of organic gardening is that it is relatively inexpensive. Below are some great tips to assist you grow to be the organic gardener that you hope to be.
In order not to shock your plants, you have to gradually accustom them to the change of temperature and conditions. When starting the transition, leave the plants in the sun for just 1-2 hours. Over one week, gradually build up the amount of hours you leave the plants outside. By the end of the week, your plants should be ready to make the big move with no problem!
Insects and various garden pests can be avoided by making your soil healthy. Healthier plants are greater in strength and resistance to illness and insects. For the most vigorous and healthy plants, start with high-quality soil, and stay away from chemicals. These can accumulate salts over time.
Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season. These kinds of flowers are also excellent for filling in gaps between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. Notable biennials and annuals include marigold, sunflowers, hollyhock, petunia, and cosmos.
CO2 is essential for growth. A high level of CO2 provides an optimum environment for growth. Growing plants in a greenhouse is the best way to contain CO2 for use by your plants. If you have a greenhouse, keep CO2 levels high.
Be sure to get rid of the weeds growing in your garden. Weeds can take over a healthy garden faster than you think. To help with the removal, you can use white vinegar. White vinegar will definitely kill the weeds! Spray white vinegar onto those troubling weeds.
Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. Another option is to place something smelly, like citrus peels or mothballs, on the soil surrounding the plants that have previously been eaten.
Do you enjoy fresh mint, but don’t like how they engulf your garden in their growth? Rein their growth; you can do this simply by planting mint inside a larger garden container or pot. If you would like, go ahead and plant the container and the plant right in the ground to prevent root overtake.
An excellent garden shouldn’t begin from plants. They should begin from seeds. This is a more sustainable way to start a garden. Plastic used in nurseries normally end up in landfills. For an garden that helps the environment, plant seeds directly in the garden’s soil or purchase plants grown in organic packaging.
If you follow these advice on organic gardening, you will be able to have a productive, toxic-free, healthy garden in the future. You should expect to see more wildlife inhabiting your garden as your garden works more with nature.