Horticulture is a relaxing and fun hobby for many people around the world, but doing it organically is even more rewarding. Newcomers to organic horticulture, however, can easily find themselves overwhelmed. So, what should a novice do to learn how to grow plants? This article will give you some great ideas to begin.
Do not spend your money on chemicals to fight mildew. A great home remedy is to mix baking soda with water and a little bit of liquid soap. Spray this on the plants once per week until that mildew goes away. No damage will occur to your plants, and the baking soda is mild and efficient.
Plant vines like ivy to cover fences and dividing walls. Plants that climb are extraordinarily versatile, and can help hide an unsightly wall or fence, usually within one season. They also have been known to grow through existing trees or shrubs, or can be easily taught to cover any size arbor. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.
During winter, you should take your favorite plants inside. Think about saving your resistant plants or the expensive ones. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.
Both cat grass and wheat grass are good for giving your errant feline pause. Additionally, use your cat’s keen sense of smell to your advantage. Citrus fruit peels and mothballs both smell horrible to cats, so put them on the soil near the plants your cat likes to eat.
Start a new garden from seeds. This is a more sustainable way to start a garden. The planters used to hold nursery plants are generally not made from eco-friendly materials, and thus get thrown into landfills. Starting from seeds, or buying from one of the few nurseries that use biodegradable planters, prevents this.
When landscaping and gardening in autumn, choose plants and trees with vibrant colors. That doesn’t have to be way it is though! In terms of colorful foliage, fall is the time of year admired by many. Maple trees are an autumn rainbow of crimsons to yellows, and so are beech and dogwood trees. When selecting shrubs that will be colorful during the fall, consider hydrangea, barberry, or cotoneaster.
By now you probably are beginning to understand why so many people enjoy working in their gardens. Working in your garden will bring you great relaxation while you have a fun experience. Use these tips to get your organic garden up and running in no time.