Starting and maintaining an organic garden requires a lot of patience, and an affinity for growing plants. It’s a fun activity that will allow you to enjoy nutritious food that’s free of pesticides. This seems to be easier said than done, though, right? These tips will help you grow like a professional does.
Slowly acclimatize your plants to the outside environment to keep from shocking them. The first day you transfer your plants, you should only allow them to sit in direct sunlight for a few hours. Over a period of several days, slowly increase the time they are allowed to stay outside. After a few more days, your plants will be more resistant and ready to stay outside all the time.
Start your seedlings in pots inside and then transplant them into your garden. Your plants will have a better chance of getting big and healthy! It also helps you make your planting times more frequent. When you take out the prior set of adult plants, your seedlings will then be prepared to go in.
Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season. You may also be interested in training them over an arbor or trellis. You can also grow them among existing landscape trees and plants. There are those that have to be fixed to a support, but others will find a surface to cling to all on their own through twining stems or tendrils. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.
If you’re planning on horticulture, carefully watch for stink bugs! You should be particularly careful during Autumn. These bugs like to eat beans, peppers, tomatoes, and many kinds of fruits. Decrease their presence as much as possible to avoid them wreaking havoc in your garden.
Vegetables should be placed in a spot in your garden that will get about six hours of sun every day. Many vegetables need about this much sun to grow quickly. This is also true for some flowers.
Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. If you have a few potted shrubs, they should be shielded from the wintry weather. You want to then tie the tops of the canes together, and cover them with a sheet or blanket. Using fabric, rather than plastic, allows air circulation and prevents rotting from moisture build up.
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. You will end up spending a good deal of time on your knees and this can cause a lot of pain by the end of the day. Wear knee pads meant for gardeners so that you’ll be more comfortable when kneeling in your garden.
One very good way to deal with weeds is to boil them away. Any vessel of boiling water that you can carry safely can be used as an organic herbicide. Just pour out the water on the weeds being careful to avoid any nearby plants. Weed roots will suffer harm from boiling water, and this will probably stop them from growing more.
In order to start the best garden possible, remember that you should always start with the seeds and not pre-purchased plants. When starting a new garden, the most environmentally friendly way is to start from seed. Since plastics that are in nurseries aren’t recycled very often and therefore usually wind up in landfills, you should begin with seeds or purchase from the nurseries that use natural materials in their plants’ packaging.
Growing organic food requires patience, persistence and a love of nature. This hobby enables you to grow delicious food in your own backyard. You can be a successful, effective organic gardener by using this information and working hard.