There are many factors involved to achieve the lush and beautiful garden you have always wanted. While having a garden is a ton of work, it is also a very rewarding experience. Following are a few tips that can make your horticulture time more fun and less work.
Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. Snails and slugs are garden nightmares, and only need a single evening to obliterate a plant. They tend to enjoy perennials that have thin, smooth, tender leaves, especially those of young plants. There are, however, certain types of perennials that slugs and snails hate. Most of these varieties either have tough leaves or taste unappealing. Some varieties of these plants are campanula, helleborus, heuchera, or euphorbia.
Vegetables should be placed in a spot in your garden that will get about six hours of sun every day. Many of the vegetables need a lot of sun, so they can grow right and at a faster pace. Some flowers are especially sun-loving as well.
Make sure that you divide your irises! Splitting up overgrown groups of irises will allow you to easily increase the number of irises in your garden. Lift bulbous irises when the foliage is dead. You will be able to split the bulb easily and replant it to get more flowers next year. Divide rhizomes with a knife. New pieces should be cut from the outside, then the old center you want to discard. Divide your pieces carefully; they should each have one good quality offshoot apiece. Immediately replant all your selected cuttings.
The warmth of the day can make vegetables soft, making them more prone to damage as you pick them. See to it that you cut their connection to the vine as opposed to twisting them, because twisting could hurt the plant.
If you are looking at creating an endurable organic garden, you should think about keeping some of your property vacant so that wildlife may flourish there. Your cultivated garden spaces will benefit from the various insects and wildlife that will inhabit and pollinate the undeveloped space.
It is important to allow cuts to completely heal before you do any gardening in order to protect the cut from exposure to dirt or chemicals. A cut or abrasion can become infected if it is not properly protected from dirt, pesticides and other irritants. These days, bandages are available that can totally seal the cut.
You can use something like a laundry basket to gather all of your produce together when the time comes. The basket strains the produce as well as stores it while you are going through your garden. Rinse your crops while in the laundry basket to strain the excess water.
If you want to sell your crops as organic, you should look into obtaining a certification proving that you are an organic garden. This should boost your sales while proving to your customers that they are getting healthy products.
Have you ever given any thought to using organic gardening methods to grow garlic? Plant garlic cloves individually. Do this in early spring or during the fall in moist and well drained soils. Plant the cloves one to two inches beneath the soil about four inches apart and with the pointed end up. Green garlic shoots can be cut as they grow, and used in place of chives or scallions. When the tops of the bulbs begin turning brown, they are ready for harvesting. Dry the bulbs well in the sun for several days to harden the skin. They can be stored in a cool area, either loose or tied in bunches.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.