Organic produce tends be both healthier and better tasting than regular produce. So instead of purchasing organic produce, why not try growing your own? Below is a selection of organic gardening tips that will help you to start harvesting delicious, healthy produce at home.
Choose plant strains that will give you the best harvest with the biggest yield. A disease-resistant hybrid plant can be a good option to consider over a more traditional variety due to its tendency to produce higher yields.
The handles on your horticulture tools can be used as a convenient measuring instrument. It is possible to utilize tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes and shovels, as measuring sticks. Lay the handles of said tools on the ground where it is flat and there is no interference, such as gravel, and stretch a measuring tape along one side. Label the distances using a permanent marker. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.
Transplanting plants and bringing them indoors can protect them from harsh winters. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Be careful not to damage the root system as you dig up the plant, and place it in a pot.
To grow properly, plants need adequate levels of CO2. A higher level of CO2 will help plants grow better. The best way to get a high level is to plant them in a greenhouse. It’s best to keep CO2 levels high for the best growth of your plants.
Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. Why not plant lettuce and kale inside a hollowed-out pumpkin? Scoop the insides out of the pumpkin, and don’t forget to spray the inside with Wilt-Pruf. This will prevent your pumpkin from rotting. Once you’ve done that, you can plant!
Split up your irises. Increase your iris population when you divide up overgrown clumps. When the foliage has died off, it is time to harvest the iris bulbs. These bulbs will divide into several parts naturally when you pick them up. You can then replant them, and watch them flower the following year. If you have a rhizome you will need to split it with a knife. Cut healthy pieces from the root stalk and throw out the dead center. A strong offshoot is needed on every piece that you decide to plant. Replant immediately.
Invest in a quality wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool if gardening work is going to happen often. Spending time on the ground is rough on the knees, a portable and light stool can help make gardening easier. There is also a lot of heavy lifting involved with gardening, so a good wheelbarrow is a great tool to have around.
Stop buying inferior produce. You can grow your own vegetables and fruits in your organic garden.