Organic horticulture is as old as human cultivation but many people are just discovering the benefits. With the advice provided here, you’ll soon be learning how to create your very own organic garden. Use what you read and get down to work!
When selecting among several varieties of a plant, choose the ones that will produce the largest yield. In many cases, a disease-resistant or cold-tolerant hybrid will produce a higher yield than a traditional variety.
Starting a garden which is pest-free is easy, if you have healthy soil. If you have healthy looking plants, they are stronger and more resistant to diseases and bugs. For healthy plants, start with healthy soil that is properly amended and free of chemicals in order to avoid salt accumulation.
When horticulture, be sure to look closely for stink bug infestation, especially during Autumn. Stink bugs like to eat beans, peppers, tomatoes, and all sorts of fruit. They can do serious damage in your garden, so look for an effective method of reducing their population.
Be sure to do some weeding on a regular basis. Those nasty weeds can turn your beautiful garden into a scruffy version of its former self. To help with weed destruction, use white vinegar. White vinegar will kill those pesky weeds. Try spraying some white vinegar in water when you are pulling weeds from your garden.
Make sure to pre-soak seeds, preferably in a dark location. Take 3-4 seeds, put them in a small jar or container, and cover them with water. This will hydrate your seeds and it will cause them to grow faster. The young plants will survive better, and get a boost toward maturity.
Make sure air can circulate around your plants, and keep leaves moisture-free. Moisture on plants is sure to attract disease and parasites. Fungus is a common problem when plants are allowed to remain damp. Fungicidal spray treatments can contain fungi, but spraying prior to problems even developing in the first place is the best way to go about it.
Think about starting your peas indoors rather than planting them directly in the garden. Install your plants inside and wait for the seeds to germinate. The seedlings tend to be healthier, which would help them resist diseases and pests more easily. Once they grow a bit bigger, the seedlings can be easily transplanted to an outdoor garden.
Try placing evergreens that grow berries around your garden. The berries will provide a boost of color to your backyard, even during the colder months when most of the other vegetation has been drained of their color. There is quite a variety of plants that will give your garden a splash of color during winter, including the American Cranberrybush, American Holly, Common Snowberry or Winterberry.
Irrigate your garden efficiently. Use a soaker hose to save time so that you do not have to water each plant individually with a hose nozzle, or a watering can that needs to be refilled repeatedly. Turn the water on at low pressure so your delicate plants will not be damaged by the soaker hose. Let the soaker hose do its thing for a couple hours, and your plants are watered.
You can spray scents such as after-shave and cologne around your garden to deter your dog. Doing so shields the scents that your dog might pick up on and be drawn to, causing their potential interest in your garden to drop dramatically.
As you are now well aware, cultivating the perfect organic garden requires patience, effort and time. Following the suggestions outlined above should help you get your organic garden off the ground more effectively. Whatever you chose to plant, the suggestions from this article will help your horticulture be a success.