Organic gardening is becoming an increasingly popular activity. With the use of our simple advice, you will quickly learn how to get started with a thriving organic garden of your own. Just use these ideas and follow through with them.
The handles of your tools can double as clever rulers. Handles of things such as rakes, hoes or shovels make excellent measuring instruments. Put the handles down and measure them with a measuring tape. Mark your distances with a permanent marker. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.
You do not need store-bought chemical treatments for plant mildew. Mix a solution of baking soda, water, and a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid. Spray this on your plants once a week until the mildew disappears. Do not worry about your plants; the baking soda cannot harm them.
If you want the best results, you need to choose the right soil. Your soil may not be correct, but it depends on what sorts of plants you want to grow. For special requirements, you can build separate areas with soil that is right for certain plants.
For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Most bulbs are extremely hearty and grow easily. They also come back year after year. Remember that different bulbs will bloom at all different times of the year, so if you are careful to choose the right bulbs, you will see blooms in the early spring, and have flowers all the way to late summer.
Grow wheat or cat grass around the plants your cat likes nibbling. You could also place mothballs and citrus peels around your plants to keep your cat away.
Try to have a plan with your garden. This way, when the sprouts start shooting up, you can recall where you planted each plant. This is important, because different plants require different care.
Make sure you protect any tender deciduous shrubs. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees, you should consider protecting them, especially if they do best in warm environments. The tops should be tied together, and the wigwam should be loosely covered with a sheet or blanket. This is a much better method, instead of putting the plastic wrap around the plant. It allows proper air circulation that can prevent rotting.
Do you hate how fresh mint leaves grow and take over your lovely garden but still like them? Rein in their growth by planting the mint in a large pot or garden container instead. If you prefer, you can even place the container in the ground, but the pot’s walls will prevent the mint from spreading and being a nuisance in your garden.
As mentioned earlier, it will take time and effort to achieve the goals you have for your organic garden. Patience will be required. Use what you’ve read here to create your own backyard oasis! No matter what you decide to grow, by using the above tricks you are sure to succeed.