There are many all-natural methods out there you can use to grow a bright, vibrant, healthy organic garden. All it takes is a little research, and some strategic implementation.
Choose plants that will give you the most yield at harvest time. In most circumstances, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid will have a higher yield when compared to a more traditional variety.
Turn your tool handles into convenient rulers. Handles of things such as rakes, hoes or shovels make excellent measuring instruments. Place the handles on the floor, then set a measuring tape alongside them. Use a bright permanent marker and label the distances. Next time you work in the garden, you can have a larger ruler with you!
Transplanting plants and bringing them indoors can protect them from harsh winters. Try to save plants that are expensive or that are resistant enough to handle the transition. Dig carefully around the roots and transfer the plants to a pot.
Always make sure to mow your lawn to the appropriate length, always making sure that the cut is not too close. If you leave your grass a bit longer, the roots can grow deeper. This results in a lawn that is stronger and less likely to dry out. If the grass is too short, it produces shallow roots and that leads to a lawn with brown spots and dried-out patches.
It is best to aerate and dry your plants daily. Moisture on plants is sure to attract disease and parasites. In fact, fungi love a wet plant and can cause a great deal of damage. You can control fungi with the application of fungicide sprays. However, the area should be treated before you see the onset of any problems.
All of your vegetable plants should have approximately two inches, just outside the stem, of organic mulch placed around them. The organic mulch will keep moisture in the soil for a little longer. This is also efficient in preventing weeds from growing. This could save you lots of weed-pulling time.
If you’re a new gardener, it is vital that you follow the instructions when it comes to your chemicals and tools. Failing to heed this simple advice can mean skin irritation that you are going to remember, and not pleasantly at that. Protect your plants and yourself by knowing how to correctly use all of your gardening implements.
Consider planting evergreens in your garden that produce berries. These year-round berries will give the rest of your yard a much-needed pop of color, especially in the winter. Some examples include Holly, Snowberry trees, Winterberry and similar plants.
You should get a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool for garden work. Spending time on the ground is rough on the knees, a portable and light stool can help make gardening easier. In addition, maintaining a garden typically means moving around heavy dirt and other objects, which makes buying a wheelbarrow a very smart purchase.
Just about anyone who wants to plant a garden can plant one, but only those who truly understand what it takes will be successful. It is important to put these organic tips to good use.