You would like to have a garden that uses organic methods to grow healthy plants. Congratulations on making the right decision. Below are a ton of wonderful tips to help you start an organic garden of your own.
Digging in clay soil with a shovel can be very difficult. The clay isn’t easy to work with and will adhere to the shovel, which only makes the problem worse. To make the clay soft so you aren’t working as hard, take floor or car wax and rub a light coat on the surface of the shovel using a clean cloth, then buff the surface. The clay won’t stick to it, and the end will not rust as an added bonus.
Keep your plants thriving through the winter by bringing them inside. You may be able to save your most resistant or expensive plants. Carefully dig around the rootball and replant in an appropriate pot.
To get the best results in your garden, you need to use a good quality soil. Depending on the type of plants you desire in your garden, your natural soil may or may not be appropriate. You could also isolate a certain area, and fill it with just one kind of soil.
Yes, you really have to weed. Weeds can destroy a once promising garden and take away all its potential. Try using white vinegar to get rid of weeds. Weeds can be killed by white vinegar! Load up your spray bottle with some white vinegar, and spray the weeds away instead of breaking your back removing them by hand.
Fill your garden with bulbs if you want to enjoy beautiful flowers through the spring and into summer. Bulbs are hardy, easy to grow into flowers, and will blossom for several years. Different bulbs bloom at various times, so choosing appropriately, you may have blooms early spring to later summer.
Before you plant seeds, pre-soak them for a night somewhere dark. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn’t too large for the plant you’ll be growing. Fill that container with water, almost to the top. This will allow your seeds to be hydrated and get a head start when growing. This improves the chances of successful plant development.
If you discover that your soil is very alkaline, take used coffee grounds and mix them thoroughly with your soil. Coffee grounds are an inexpensive way to increase the acid level in your soil. You will discover that your vegetables are more flavorful than ever before.
Don’t forget to use a good fertilizer in your garden. Manure is great in enabling plants to grow, although it’s vital to use commercially composted products in order to lessen the risk of a variety of pathogens. Many types of fertilizers are available. The type you utilize is not critical; just be sure to use one.
Think about putting some berry-producing evergreens into your landscape. These help to give your garden nice looking color, even during winter when most vegetation is colorless. Plants which you can purchase that offer color during the winter are the Winterberry, the Common Snowberry, the American Holly, and the American Cranberrybush.
Now you should be much more prepared when it comes to organic gardening. You should be well on your way to be an expert in organic gardening. Remember to apply these tips as you plan and take care of your garden.