In the world of organic horticulture, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Clay soil makes working with a shovel difficult. The clay is hard and sticks to the shovel. To make working in clay easier, rub the shovel with floor or car wax and then buff it with a cloth. This will make your task easier because the clay won’t stick to the shovel. It will also keep your garden tool from rusting.
Ensure you have the proper soil for the plants you have selected. Dependent on the type of plants you are choosing for the garden, the soil may not be right for them. It is also possible to create individual areas with one specific soil type.
Take all of the weeds out of your landscaping! If you have weeds in your garden, it will not be as nice as it could be. White vinegar can be used as a natural herbicide. You can use white vinegar to eliminate weeds! Put some white vinegar in a spray bottle, and spray directly on weeds. If you don’t want to pull weeds out by hand anymore, give vinegar a try.
Soak your seeds in a dark spot during the overnight hours. Put some seeds in a container and fill the container to the brim with water. This lets water soak into the seeds, giving them an extra boost of hydration when they start growing. The seeds will most likely survive and mature this way.
Consider planting evergreens in your garden that produce berries. They add color to your yard, throughout the year. Some evergreens that will provide winter color are the American Holly, Common Snowberry, American Cranberrybush, and the Winterberry.
When it comes to harvesting your vegetables, know when the optimal time is to do so. Each type of produce has unique time frames for harvesting at the peak of flavor. Harvesting zucchini is best done when they are small and baby peas should be harvested when they are young. The opposite is true of tomatoes. They taste their best if you allow them to ripen on the vine as long as possible. Remember that the vegetables will taste best if you harvest them at the proper time.
Be smart when you water your garden. Put down the watering can or garden hose, and spread out a time-saving soaker hose instead. Keep the water running slowly so it doesn’t spray up onto the plants’ leaves. Set the soaker hose to water your all your plants over a couple hours, and then you will be free to get other things done.
Try planting some heather to draw beautiful insects to your yard. Bees love heather, and it is a favorite stop when they emerge in early spring.
Spiders, ground beetles, and other useful insects spend time in undisturbed heather beds. Bearing this in mind, it is always a good idea to wear horticulture gloves when pruning your heather!
Using a solution of aspirin and water can prevent certain plant diseases. You will need 2 gallons of water and one and one half aspirin mixed together for a wonderful add-on to your plants. All you have to do is spray the plants with this solution and you should see good results. Use this solution once in every three-week period.
Now that you’ve reached the end of this article, you know exactly what it takes to create an organic garden. Keep learning more tricks and start practicing with a few plants. Keep this advice in mind and put it to good work for you in your own organic garden and hopefully, yield very successful and beautiful results.