In the world of organic gardening, 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.
Transform the handles of your tools into convenient measuring devices. Large handled tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes can be used as measuring sticks. After laying the handles on the floor, run the measuring tape along beside them. Mark the measurements with a permanent marker. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.
Stink bugs can damage your garden, especially if you garden in the fall. They like beans, peppers, tomatoes and many fruits. Decrease their presence as much as possible to avoid them wreaking havoc in your garden.
Pre-soak your seeds to keep them healthy. Place a small amount of seeds in a little container, while filling it 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 then have a greater chance at lasting and blossoming.
If you would love to have access to fresh and healthy mint leaves from your own back yard, but dread the way the plant spreads so quickly, worry not. Rein in their growth by planting the mint in a large pot or garden container instead. The container can be planted in the ground, and it will still prevent the plant from dominating the garden.
Instead of leaving clumps of irises intact, divide them so that your flowers can grow in a more healthy manner. You can increase the number of irises you have by splitting clumps that are overgrown. Lift the dead bulbous irises. As soon as you pick up the bulb, it’ll split into pieces. That’s okay – in fact, it’s desirable. You can replant the bulb pieces and next year you’ll have a healthy bed of new irises. Rhizomes, however, need to be divided by using a horticulture knife. You can trim new pieces away from the outside of the bulbs and then simply throw the old center away. Each piece should have at least one strong offshoot. All that is left to do is immediately replant the pieces you have created and let the cycle begin anew.
Start your peas in a protected indoors environment rather than outside. Install your plants inside and wait for the seeds to germinate. Give the seeds enough time to get stronger: growing indoors will make it easier for your plants to resist diseases and the pesky bugs. Transplant them outside when they are fully established and able to thrive.
Pick one plant to serve as your garden’s focal point. Gardens are like art; you need to give the piece (or garden) an initial focal point. The focal point should be a plant totally different from the others around it.
If you want to keep dogs our of your garden, take some aftershave, old perfume, or any other scented item and spray the grass around the area. By masking the smells he may be attracted to, he should take less interest in the garden plants.
The advice given here is perfect for helping you to know the best ways of organic horticulture. You can find out a ton of information on the subject, you you really need to be aware of how to use it. With what you learned, you can change up your strategies to create and grow a very beautiful organic garden.