Organic gardening is a rewarding hobby that anyone can enjoy, as long as they know what they’re doing. But, if you’re just getting started, the various challenges of horticulture can seem insurmountable. The question is, what can a beginner do to become knowledgeable on organic horticulture? Read the information provided below, of course!
The quick and drastic change in the weather conditions can shock your plants and cause them to die. It’s important that you gradually change temperate conditions over time, so that your plants can adjust. Place them outdoors in the sun for about an hour or two on the first day. Over a week, increase the time outside slowly. By the weekend, the plants can make that big move without a problem!
Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. These fast growth plants make flower beds vibrant, and they let you alter the appearance seasonally and annually. If there are gaps between the perennials and shrubs you have planted in a sunlit area, try filling those gaps with annuals and biennials. Some excellent choices include rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflower, cosmos, petunia and marigold.
Keep the weeds out of your garden by removing them regularly. Weeds will cause your garden to become overgrown and cluttered. To aid in this venture, you might want to use white vinegar. The acid in white vinegar kills weeds. You may also be using plants that need that very same acid. Put some white vinegar in a spray bottle, and spray directly on weeds. If you don’t want to pull weeds out by hand anymore, give vinegar a try.
Both cat grass and wheat grass are good for giving your errant feline pause. You can put something over the soil which surrounds the plants which has a bad smell to cats to deter them.
For areas with high alkaline, mix coffee grounds into the soil. This is an easy and inexpensive method to increase the acidity of your soil. This will allow your vegetables and greenery to really thrive.
A set of knee pads are a life saver if you’re an avid gardener and a lot of your plants sit close to the ground. The amount of time that you spend horticulture on your knees can make your knees hurt by the time you are done. Having a good pair of knee pads will cushion your knees in comfort.
If you would love to have access to fresh and healthy mint leaves from your own back yard, but dread the way the plant spreads so quickly, worry not. You can slow their growth rate by planting them in a garden container or large pot instead. You can plant the container into the soil if you want to, but the container will restrict the roots, and make sure that the plant doesn’t run rampant in your garden.
Purchase a wheelbarrow, and a kneeling stool to use in your garden. Using a large portion of your time near or on the ground working on your garden puts a huge strain on your knees; therefore, having a portable, lightweight garden stool will greatly assist you in making gardening easier on them. Because horticulture means transporting a lot of heavy things, a wheelbarrow will also come in handy.
Be smart about how you water your garden. You can save time by using soaker hoses when watering plants. By doing this, you won’t need to water your plants individually. Turn down the water pressure to its lowest setting, as anything higher could harm the plants. Let the soaker hose do its thing for a couple hours, and your plants are watered.
Now you can see how organic horticulture is so enjoyable. There is so much fun and relaxation to be had as one tries to make their garden grow properly. Use these tips to see your garden flourish!