Holistic lifestyles are becoming more and more popular as the organic trend starts to spread out. People who are living this kind of life actually need to grow different types of herbs, as well as other healthy plants which need to be organic. Read up on some great organic tips below.
Choose plants that will give you the most yield at harvest time. Many times, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid can have a higher yield versus traditional ones.
Use your tool handles as rulers in the garden. Larger handled tools like rakes, hoes, and shovels make great measuring sticks. On the floor, simply lay out the handles, then take a tape measure and run it next to them. Use a bright permanent marker and label the distances. Next time you are working in the garden, you will have a large ruler at your fingertips!
Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. Climbing plants are known to be very versatile, and can help hide any ugly wall or fence, and this often only takes one growing 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 varieties will climb and attach using their tendrils or branches, but some will need to be trained or supported with ties. Plants such as clematis, wisteria, climbing roses, or honeysuckle are always great choices.
When fall arrives, it’s time to plant your autumn vegetables. Instead of a clay pot, show some fall spirit by using a hollow pumpkin to plant your lettuce or kale in. After cutting an opening and removing the meat and seeds from inside the pumpkin, use Wilt-Pruf, sprayed throughout the inside and cut edges, and prevent rot from occurring. Finished? Now you’re all set for planting!
Soak your seeds in a dark spot during the overnight hours. Use a small container filled with water to nearly the top and place several seeds in it. That way, the seeds will have sufficient hydration and will have the best start possible. The seeds will most likely have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
If growing vegetables, make sure they are in a location in your garden where they will be exposed daily to at least six hours of the sun. Many of the vegetables need a lot of sun, so they can grow right and at a faster pace. This is also true for some flowers.
In order to start the best garden possible, remember that you should always start with the seeds and not pre-purchased plants. Not only is this more of an effective method for horticulture, but it’s also more environmentally-friendly. Seeds eliminate the waste of plastic containers from nurseries which rarely get recycled. There are some nurseries, however, that send their plants out in organic potting materials.
Spread a little bit of organic mulch, around two inches worth, in and about each vegetable plant. Mulch helps the soil surrounding the plants remain moister for a longer time. It will also prevent weeds from popping up around your plants. This can prevent you from having to constantly pull weeds.
Make sure any open cuts are completely protected from dirt and chemicals before you go to work in your garden. Open wounds can easily get infected while gardening because you’re exposing yourself to dirt, bacteria and germs. Get the appropriate bandages to seal the cut completely.
The more you understand about organic gardening methods, the better prepared you will be to grow a lush, natural garden that provides both beauty and sustenance. The tips you have read here are just the beginning.