One of the smartest things you can do for you and your diet is to start an organic garden. You will never accomplish your organic gardening goals without a bit of effort. Perhaps you are unsure of the benefits of organic gardening, or you are unsure how to get your garden started.
Using a shovel in clay soil is a lot of work, not only is the clay hard, but it will stick to the shovel and make it twice as hard to handle. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. By waxing the shovel head, the clay will not be able to adhere to the surface.
Choose perennials that are not vulnerable to attack by slugs. Snails and slugs can destroy plants in just one night. Certain perennials that don’t have tough leaves are especially tasty to snails and slugs. There are some perennials that do not appeal to slugs, such as those with leaves that are hairy and tough with a bad taste. Good choices in this category are plants such as achillea, campanula, and euphorbia. Heuchera and helleborus also work well.
Brighten up your flower beds with annuals and biennials. The annuals and biennials are usually fast growing because they only last one season, and this will let you change the garden every season for a nice change of pace. Use these beautiful flowers to line your driveway, surround trees and shrubs, and for decorative hanging baskets. Some flowers you can use are rudbekia, petunias, cosmos, marigolds, or sunflowers.
If you start to notice some powdery mildew growing on your plants, there is no need to waste money on expensive chemicals. Instead, combine baking soda with water and liquid soap. You just need to spray your plants with this solution once every five days until the mildew is no longer visible. Baking soda will not damage your plants and treats the mildew gently but efficiently.
A certain amount of CO2 is necessary for plants to maximize their growth potential. Plants will not thrive if they don’t have an adequate amount of CO2. A great way to reach these CO2 levels is through a greenhouse. To achieve optimal growing conditions, keep the levels of carbon dioxide high in your plants’ environment.
In a place that’s dark, pre-soak the seeds. Place some seeds into a small container, then fill it with water until it is almost to the top. This will hydrate your seeds and it will cause them to grow faster. The seeds will then have a greater chance at lasting and blossoming.
If you have a vegetable garden, it is crucial they are kept in a spot with at least six hours of sun each day. Proper sunlight is a prerequisite for proper growth. This holds true for some types of flowers.
Organic gardening requires work, effort and research. It is very true, as well, that to see results, you must stick with it. By keeping in mind the above tips, you’re on the right track towards being successful in your organic garden.