In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
If you want to keep your garden free of pests, start with healthy soil! Healthier plants are stronger, which in turn can help the plants you grow to become more resistant to disease and bugs that can harm them. Begin with a high-quality soil with less chemicals to avoid salt accumulation, and you give your garden an excellent chance of growing healthy plants.
Biennials and annuals are great if you would like to better your flower bed. By utilizing quick-growing biennials and annuals, not only will you be brightening up your flower bed, you can also alter its look each season and each year. You can use them between the gaps in shrubs and perennials where there is plenty of sun. A variety of flowers that will thrive in your region are available.
Try dousing weeds in your garden with boiling water to get rid of them. Boiling water in a pot is a safe “herbicide.” Literally pour the water on the weeds, avoiding any wanted plants near them, and watch the weeds die over time. The extreme heat of the water will cause damage to the weeds’ roots, which will stop them from growing any more.
Divide irises. Increase your iris population when you divide up overgrown clumps. Once the foliage has died off, lift out your bulbous irises. The bulbs often divide in your hand with no intervention on your part, and when you replant them, they will usually flower the following year. Make use of a knife to split up rhizomes. Discard the center and cut pieces from the exterior. Each piece must have a minimum of one strong offshoot. Replant them immediately.
Vegetables are softest during the warmest hours of each day, so picking them then, no matter how gently, runs the risk of damage. Do not twist the vegetable to remove it from the vine; instead, cut the stem to avoid damaging the plant.
Easily and quickly prepare your ground for a garden of perennials. Use your spade to slice chunks of turf up, then flip each piece over, and spread wood chips on top to a depth of four inches. Let this sit for a couple weeks, next dig into it to plant your new plants.
Use approximately two or three inches of natural, organic material as some mulch in every single flower bed. Covering the beds with mulch serves multiple purposes; it helps the flowers by retaining moisture and adding nutrients, and it discourages the growth of unwanted plants. Mulch also completes your garden, giving it a finished appearance.
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You now know what organic gardening is about, and exactly how to achieve excellent results. There is plenty of information out there for you to use, it’s all a matter of how you apply it. With what you learned, you can change up your strategies to create and grow a very beautiful organic garden.