Organic gardening is a hobby that anybody can do in order to relax. If you are unfamiliar with gardening in general, or the specifics of organic gardening, the process may be daunting. How should a novice learn how to properly garden? Well, read the following tips.
Look for the variants of a plant that offer the highest yield. Hybrids are usually hardier in terms of disease and weather resistance, and are designed to produce more.
Plant perennials that are slug-proof. Snails and slugs can quickly wreak havoc on a garden. Snails and slugs like to eat perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if they are young plants. Perennials with hairy leaves or bitter taste are unattractive to snails and slugs, keeping them safe from harm. Achillea, euphorbia, helleborus, heuchera and campanula are good choices that slugs don’t like.
When powdery mildew appears on your plants, you should not rush out to purchase a costly chemical treatment. All it takes is a liquid soap, water, and baking soda mixture. Spray this on your plants once a week until the mildew disappears. This method is not going to cause any damages to your plants and the mildew will go away slowly.
When winter comes, you can save a few plants by transferring them inside the house. Find out which plants will be able to thrive despite the transplanting and different indoor conditions. Dig carefully around their roots and place them into a pot.
The correct soil can make a big difference in how your garden grows. You may need to alter the kind of soil you use based on the types of plants you intend to grow. You may also be able to design an artificial area that contains one type of dirt.
Split up the irises. You can increase the number of irises you have by splitting clumps that are overgrown. When the foliage dies it’s time to lift the bulbous irises out of the ground. The bulbs will then split naturally in the palm of your hand and if they’re re-planted, they can flower next year. You should divide rhizomes using a knife. Cut out new pieces from outside the bulb and throw away the old center. If done properly, each piece that remains for planting should have a minimum of one viable offshoot. Replant right away.
A quality garden must be grown from seeds. Not only is this more of an effective method for gardening, but it’s also more environmentally-friendly. It is common for commercial plants to be packaged in plastic that is not commonly recycled, and therefore, it is better to use seeds or purchase plantings only from merchants who make use of organic packaging.
Interested in using Mother Nature to keep pests at bay the natural way? A border of onions or marigolds around a vegetable garden can repel slug. Insects can be deterred if you use wood ash instead of mulch around trees and shrub seedlings. These are methods you can use to get rid of the need to use pesticides.
Reading this article has hopefully given you some great ideas to begin your experiences in organic gardening. Watching your garden grow can be a source of great pleasure and joy. Follow the advice in this article to avoid the common pitfalls associated with organic gardening.