When it comes to horticulture the green way, every organic garden needs extra TLC. This can be achieved by using smart, eco-savvy horticulture techniques. While the garden itself is important, your real goal is to grow great tasting produce that is healthy and does no harm to the environment or the consumer. Use the advice that follows in order to cultivate a truly impressive organic garden.
It is very important to keep the weeds from taking over in your garden. Weeds can kill a precious garden. You might want to think about using white vinegar to do this. White vinegar is a weed killer! If you are too busy to pull weeds by hand, make a white vinegar solution and keep it handy for a quick spray when needed.
For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Bulbs are hearty and will continue to grow every 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.
Try to ensure your plants are dry and have enough air, daily! Moisture can be a magnet for disease and parasites on your plants. Fungi are a very common and irritating pest in the world of gardening. Fungicide sprays can deal with fungal infestations, but they are most effective if you apply them before a fungus problem becomes noticeable.
Split up irises. To increase the number that you have, you need to take all your overgrown clumps and split them up. When the foliage dies it’s time to lift the bulbous irises out of the ground. The bulbs often divide in your hand with no intervention on your part, and when you replant them, they will usually flower the following year. Cut rhizomes into pieces with a knife. Cut rhizomes from around the outside then throw away the remaining center. A strong offshoot is needed on every piece that you decide to plant. Set your cuttings into the ground right away.
Interested in using Mother Nature to keep pests at bay the natural way? Onions and marigolds can get rid of pests in the garden. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you will ward off insect pests. When done naturally, there is no need for pesticides with harsh, and sometimes dangerous, chemicals
You should start pea seedlings indoors instead of planting them outside right at the start. If you plant them inside, they might germinate more effectively. Seeds grown indoors are much more resistant to diseases and damage done by pests. You could transplant the seedlings outdoors once they are able to survive and thrive.
Get a wheelbarrow, and a stool so that you can kneel down while horticulture. Working in the garden means you’ll be down on the ground a lot. This can cause knee pain, so if you have a stool, you’ll have an easier time. Because horticulture means transporting a lot of heavy things, a wheelbarrow will also come in handy.
Create a focal point in your garden with a unique plant. The best garden designers always use a focal point that draws the eye. A perfect example of a focal point is using a plant that doesn’t bear any resemblance to those that surround it.
By having an organic garden, you will be providing yourself with much fresher and more nutritious produce. If you are willing to put in the effort, you will enjoy a wonderful harvest from your own garden.