Application of correct organic horticulture tips and products will shine through in the quality of your garden. Using these environmentally sound techniques means you care about your own health and that of your garden. People will admire you because of this, and you will get a lot of respect from the organic horticulture community. Just as with any hobby or skill, there is always room for improvement. Some advice that will be of use to you follows.
Learn about plant varieties so you can choose the ones with the best yields. It is quite common to find that hybrids, which are often able to resist disease and withstand cold climates, produce yields much larger than their conventional counterparts.
If you start to notice some powdery mildew growing on your plants, there is no need to waste money on expensive chemicals. Mix a little liquid soap and baking soda in water. Once a week, spray this solution on your plants and your mildew should disappear in no time. This mixture will not hurt your plants and it will eliminate the mildew slowly but efficiently.
Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. Plants that climb are extraordinarily versatile, and can help hide an unsightly wall or fence, usually within one season. They can be trained to grow over an arbor, or through trees and shrubs that are already in the garden. Some must be tied to supports, but some climbers use twining stems or tendrils and attach themselves to those surfaces. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.
For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Typically, bulbs are simple to grow, and they’ll grow every single year. If you choose your plants carefully, you could have flowers in blossom from the first weeks of spring to the end of the summer.
When the fall season arrives, it is time to plant your fall edibles. If you’d like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin instead! Cut an opening in the pumpkin and scoop the insides out. Then spray the edges and empty inside of the pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf so the pumpkin doesn’t rot. You can now use it to plant in, as you would a pot.
For weeds that aren’t in the middle of your plants, use boiling water to kill their roots. A pot of boiling hot water can be one of the most safe weed destroyers. Literally pour the water on the weeds, avoiding any wanted plants near them, and watch the weeds die over time. If you pour the water near your plants, it will kill the roots.
You should start pea seedlings indoors instead of planting them outside right at the start. If you give them a chance to grow indoors where they are protected, they will germinate better. The seedlings tend to be healthier, which would help them resist diseases and pests more easily. After the seedlings get mature enough, transplant them to your outdoor garden.
Another way to help them grow is by watering them with the liquid that is left from cooking vegetables. Tea and coffee grounds can be used to add acidity to your soil for plants like gardenias and rhododendrons. Chamomile tea can be effective if you have problems with fungus in your garden. Simply sprinkle it on the affected plant.
Now you know more about organic gardening. This is great news! The tips above will help you to improve your organic garden. It is likely that you have gained some valuable insights that you can apply to your organic garden.