Many people dream of having their own organic garden, but how many actually get around to doing it? Some may feel overwhelmed by all that needs to be done in order to create an organic garden. This article has some good ideas to help you reach your goal of creating a garden for your enjoyment, and without incurring too much difficulty.
The quick and drastic change in the weather conditions can shock your plants and cause them to die. It’s important that you gradually change temperate conditions over time, so that your plants can adjust. Put the plants outside in the sun for one to two hours in the beginning. As you continue the first week of the project, gradually extend the duration of sun exposure. By the time the week ends, your plants will be ready for their big move and should have no problems!
Using a shovel in clay soil is a lot of work, not only is the clay hard, but it will stick to the shovel and make it twice as hard to handle. To make the clay soft so you aren’t working as hard, take floor or car wax and rub a light coat on the surface of the shovel using a clean cloth, then buff the surface. The clay easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.
Select plants that produce a relatively high yield. If yield is important, choose hybrids designed to resist cold and diseases rather than traditional varieties.
If you start to notice some powdery mildew growing on your plants, there is no need to waste money on expensive chemicals. A great home remedy is to mix baking soda with water and a little bit of liquid soap. Spray this mixture on your plants weekly until the mildew is gone. Baking soda will bring no damage to your plants, and will treat the mildew in a gentle and efficient manner.
Create useful rulers from your tool handles. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes, and shovels can be converted into handy measuring sticks. Simply lay the handles out on the floor and run a measuring tape next to them. Then, transfer the measurements to the handle using a permanent marker. When the need arises to measure something while in your garden, the measuring tool you need will literally be “on hand,” sketched into the handles of your tools.
When winter arrives, transfer a few plants into the house for safe storage during the cold weather. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. Dig carefully around the roots and transfer the plants to a pot.
A certain amount of CO2 is necessary for plants to maximize their growth potential. Often, plants achieve better growth when they are surrounded by high levels of CO2. Getting a greenhouse is the best way to get a higher amount. It’s best to keep CO2 levels high for the best growth of your plants.
When mowing your lawn do not cut it as short as possible. Keeping grass with a little more height makes it healthier. This allows the roots to grow more deeply and makes the blades of grass more resistant to becoming dry and discolored. If you keep your lawn too short, the roots will not go deep enough to survive in case of a heat wave.
Cover fences and walls with lots of climbers. Many climbers can cover the wall or fence in as little as one growing season. You can also use them in your landscape to cover an existing arbor, or allow them to climb up trees, or through shrubs. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. There are many varieties you can choose from. Honeysuckle, climbing roses and jasmine are among the best.
When you use the advice that has been provided in this article, you should feel confident in your horticulture skills and be able to grow an amazing garden. With your new-found knowledge, your organic garden is sure to be a success, and you will be enjoying the fruits of your labor in no time!