A lot of people become interested in organic horticulture due to worry about long-term, poisonous effects of pesticides and commercial fertilizers on the environment and their personal health. Organic horticulture methods are extremely cheap for the most part. To begin your journey into the world of organic horticulture, follow these tips.
Shoveling soil that is mostly clay can be difficult because of the hardness of the soil, and because it sticks to the shovel. Take the hard work out of using a shovel in clay soil by rubbing a light coat of car or floor wax over the surface with a clean cloth and buff the surface. You will be able to work with the clay more easily, and it will not stick to your shovel.
Learn about plant varieties so you can choose the ones with the best yields. Many times, hybrid plants tend to resist disease, and tolerate the cold weather better than their traditional counterparts, resulting in higher yields.
When it’s autumn, you know what that means. It’s time to plant fall vegetables! Try something different by planing kale or lettuce inside a pumpkin, instead of using the planter pots you traditionally use. Hollow out the pumpkin and spray with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rot. When this is finished, you are now ready to plant.
Gardening Knee Pads
If your garden contains lots of short plants, purchase some gardening knee pads. The amount of time that you spend horticulture on your knees can make your knees hurt by the time you are done. You can be more comfortable in the garden with a good pair of gardening knee pads.
For weeds that aren’t in the middle of your plants, use boiling water to kill their roots. A boiling pot of water is one the best and safest herbicides you can find. All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. Boiling water will actually hurt the roots, and it will prevent the weeds from growing.
Aerate and dry your plants each day. Moisture on the surface of a plant can attract parasites, and cause disease. Fungi are parasites that are common in the plant world. Be sure to prevent the growth of fungus with a spray that will inhibit their growth.
Utilizing the advice provided in this article in your organic horticulture efforts will produce great results. You will quickly see your garden becoming more productive and healthy, while being free of toxins. When you work to keep your garden in tune with nature, you’ll also see more birds and animals stop by for a visit.