When you take time to apply proper organic gardening techniques and products, it really does show. When you care about plants, they can grow up and be healthy. This is a very good thing to do. Just as with any hobby or skill, there is always room for improvement. Some advice that will be of use to you follows.
Cover fences and walls with climbing plants. These types of plants can climb anything, which makes them perfect for covering up a wall or fence that needs to be hidden. They may grow up through some existing shrubs and trees, and can even be worked to grow around an arbor. Some may need to be attached to a support, and others will attach themselves to any surface using their twining stems or tendrils. Excellent varieties include honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses and clematis.
Plants need to take in CO2 to grow and thrive. More CO2 generally produces more luxurious plant growth. A greenhouse will provide plants with an environment rich in carbon dioxide. To maximize your plants’ growth, make sure to monitor these levels to ensure they’re adequate.
Make sure you remove the weeds from your garden! A vibrant garden will be overrun with weeds if they are left alone. White vinegar can be used as a natural herbicide. White vinegar kills weeds. Use a spray bottle full of white vinegar and you won’t have to use your hands.
The approach of fall means you need to start planting autumn goodies. Try something different by planing kale or lettuce inside a pumpkin, instead of using the planter pots you traditionally use. Scoop the insides out of the pumpkin, and don’t forget to spray the inside with Wilt-Pruf. This will prevent your pumpkin from rotting. Once you have finished, you can begin planting.
If you want to effectively weed out young plants, you can try “boiling” away the weeds. One of the safest “herbicides” you can find is a pot of boiling water. Make sure to pour only on the weeds and to stay away from healthy vegetation. What this does it essentially kill the weeds by damaging their roots. The result is that those weeds are unlikely to regrow.
You can prevent pests using other plants or natural materials. A good way to keep slugs away is to create a border with onions around a garden with vegetables. Marigolds would do this trick as well. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you will ward off insect pests. Doing these things can ensure that you do not need potentially harmful chemicals.
If you are planning on growing peas, begin the plantings inside instead of outside. If you plant them inside, they might germinate more effectively. The seedlings tend to be healthier, which would help them resist diseases and pests more easily. When these pea plants are sturdy, you can place them outside in your garden.
Broad-spectrum pesticide is not a good garden choice. Broad-spectrum pesticides will kill insects that are helpful to your garden as well as the harmful ones. In fact, beneficial insects are more likely to die than pests if you spray these types of pesticides. As the population of “good” bugs dwindles, your garden may become overrun with pests. This will leave you using even more pesticides to fix the problem.
You already have the products, the tools and the skills to get those organic gardens going. Great! The tips here should help you with your organic horticulture. Don’t stop here, though, you should continue learning. You might even have learned something you hadn’t known before to use in your organic garden.