Lots of natural ways exist for growing a bright and healthy organic garden. You just need to learn what you can do, and then do it.
Your tool handles can easily be used as handy rulers. Tools with long handles such as hoes and rakes can double as measuring sticks. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. Mark the measurements with a permanent marker. Next time you work in the garden, you can have a larger ruler with you!
Use annuals and biennials to brighten your flower garden. These usually grow quickly, and provide an easy-to-change solution to making your flower beds bright and beautiful. They allow you to select different flowers from one year or season to the next. They can make a handy, gap-filler between shrubs and perennials located in sunny areas. Some excellent choices include rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflower, cosmos, petunia and marigold.
Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. Climbing plants can cover a wall after one growing season only. No need to worry if a bush or tree is in the way, as climbers can grow through them. Also, they can match the shape of an arbor. Some need to be tied to a support, whereas certain climbers attach themselves to a surface with tendrils or twining stems. A few good choices are climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis.
When fall is here, you need to plant autumn edibles. A pumpkin makes a great container, and costs less than a clay pot. Simply carve open the top of a pumpkin so you can remove the innards, and then spray inside and out with something like Wilt-Pruf to prevent pumpkin rotting. After that, your pumpkin planter is ready to use!
Good green gardens begin from seeds, not plants. The most “green” way to create a new garden is starting from seeds. Seeds eliminate the waste of plastic containers from nurseries which rarely get recycled. There are some nurseries, however, that send their plants out in organic potting materials.
Learn the proper way to handle chemicals, and the right way to use garden tools. If you don’t pay good attention, you could wind up with skin irritations or other issues. Keep your body safe and follow directions.
Young children will love it if you plant strawberries that bear continually, and organic gardens are the perfect place to do it. Children love to pick their own fruit right out of the garden, and will be more willing to help with the process if they get something out of it.
When helping organic plants flourish inside, it is vital to keep in mind how much light is reaching them. Almost every type of plant you grow requires ample sunlight, so think about how much natural light you home receives or if you perhaps need to supplement with UV lamps. You could also consider using grow-lights for this exact purpose.
Tend your organic garden on a regular schedule. While you may not be able to spend a lot of time every day in your garden, even little items done daily will stop the mountain of work from growing. You can pull a few weeds when you take your dog outside.
Only with the best knowledge can you take the most from your horticulture efforts. Use the organic tips in this article.