One great way to improve your diet and give yourself a fun an interesting hobby is to plant an organic garden. However, organic gardening does require a commitment. Knowing where to start when planning an organic garden can be a little confusing.
Plant vines like ivy to cover fences and dividing walls. Climbing plants are great for hiding hideous fences and walls, and they usually grow within a season. No need to worry if a bush or tree is in the way, as climbers can grow through them. Also, they can match the shape of an arbor. Some climbers you plant will have to be tied off and supported, but others have no problem attaching themselves to any surface using their tendrils or twining stems Some climbers that have proven to be reliable are honeysuckle, jasmine, wisteria, clematis, and climbing roses.
To get the best results in your garden, you need to use a good quality soil. The type of plants you’re planning to grow will determine the type of soil you need, and whether the soil will or will not be adapted. You can designate one area of your garden to use one specific type of soil.
Try to grow some wheat or cat grass around your cat’s favorite plants. Alternatively, you can try putting mothballs, citrus peel or anything else with an odor that cats find distasteful in the soil surrounding the plants.
Using boiling water to kill weeds is both efficient and organic. The safest herbicide that you can use in your garden is a simple pot of boiling water. Literally pour the water on the weeds, avoiding any wanted plants near them, and watch the weeds die over time. If you pour the water near your plants, it will kill the roots.
Make sure air can circulate around your plants, and keep leaves moisture-free. Moisture on plants is sure to attract disease and parasites. Fungi are parasites that are common in the plant world. Fungi can be controlled with fungicide sprays, but it is important to treat your area with the spray, before you see any problems.
To ensure a healthy garden, make sure you surround your plants with a few inches of good organic mulch. The mulch will help keep the dirt around the plants more moist. It can also prevent weeds from growing. You will be able to save the time you would spend watering your plants and pulling out weeds.
Pest control is very difficult if you are dealing with your veggie garden. You want to avoid spraying harsh chemicals since the vegetables are meant for consumption. Frequently check your garden for pests. When you are vigilant, you can simply remove the pests from your plants manually as soon as you notice them. Early detection is the best solution to ridding your garden of pests.
Prevent damage from the sun by making sure you dress correctly whenever you go outside to garden. Make sure you wear a wide brimmed hat along with sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen. Protecting yourself from harmful UV rays means you are less likely to get sunburned or suffer skin cancer later in life.
Allow your children to assist with the work to be done in your organic garden. A garden can teach your children about the joy of rewarding work and nutrition while bonding.
Plant strawberries for your children. Children love to snap up these sweet juicy fruits for themselves and will be much more willing to eat other foods you’ve planted as well.
When you plant a seed, take your time. You need to start by adding moisture to the soil. Next, you should spread the seeds evenly so they can grow with room. The seeds should be buried to a depth that is equal to three times the diameter of the seeds. Make sure you are not burying the seeds that need light to grow.
Organic material piled three inches deep is an effective mulch in your flower gardens. A thick layer of mulch will prevent weeds, reduce watering needs and fertilize your garden. Also, the flower beds will look beautifully maintained at all times.
Try to work in your garden at least a short time each day. Even if you’re to busy to focus on your garden’s needs each day, you could do small things that could prevent you from piling up work when you wish to work on your garden. For example, while your canine is outside going to the toilet, take the time to pull out a few weeds.
So, as you have seen, it is true that organic gardening requires research, work, and effort to start growing your own organic plants. In addition, it’s true that you must be consistent if you want to see results. If you apply the tips you have just read, you should be able to grow healthy plants.