Many people turn to organic gardening because they are worried about the long-term toxic effects of the many commercial fertilizers and pesticides, on both their health and the environment. A lot of techniques for organic gardening actually don’t cost a lot of money. This article will provide some great tips for organic gardening.
To prevent your plants from getting shocked by a big change, get them gradually used to climate and temperature changes. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day. As time goes by, slowly increase the time they spent outdoors. By the time the week ends, your plants will be ready for their big move and should have no problems!
Pick your plants with an eye to maximize the yield you can get. A lot of times a hybrid that will tolerate cold weather or disease will give you a higher output than heirlooms.
Before actually putting plants into your garden, check the type and compostion of your soil. For a small fee, a soil analysis can be obtained – based on that report – the soil can be properly enriched to support a vibrant garden. It can avoid ruined vegetables and flowers, so check with places, such as a cooperative extension department to see where you can obtain the analysis.
Keep the weeds out of your garden by removing them regularly. Unwanted weeds fight for the same nutrients that more desirable plants do, and they also are unsightly. To help you do this, you may want to consider using white vinegar. White vinegar is natural, very inexpensive, and can really kill the weeds! Use a spray bottle full of white vinegar and you won’t have to use your hands.
If you want your garden to sport flowers in the spring as well as summer, plant bulbs. Typically, bulbs are simple to grow, and they’ll grow every single year. You can select bulbs that bloom at many different times, so with a little work, you could have flowers popping up all the way from the start of spring to the end of summer.
Soak your seeds in a dark spot during the overnight hours. Put a few seeds in a small container and fill it near to the top with water. This will hydrate the seeds and facilitate growth. This gives the seeds a better chance of flourishing.
Do you hate how fresh mint leaves grow and take over your lovely garden but still like them? Keep your mint growth under control by planting them in pots and/or garden containers. 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.
Make sure to fertilize your garden. Composted manure is effective in raising healthy plants, and commercial fertilizer products are safer and more convenient. There are many fertilization methods out there; the type is not quite as important as actually using something.
In order to rid your garden of pests, take advantage of plant materials and other organic matter. For example, slugs can be deterred by the presence of marigolds or onions. Wood ash, when used like mulch, can keep away pests after it is spread around a tree base and shrub seedlings. These are proven methods without having to use harsh chemical pesticides.
Organic gardening is healthier. You won’t be exposing your plants – and yourself to toxins or chemicals. Use the tips you just read to help you start planting your organic garden. When you are organic gardening and working with nature, you will also see a lot of wildlife coming to visit!