The effort and knowledge you put into your garden shows in the results, particularly when you are working with organic material. It lets other know that you are serious about getting the most out of your organic plants. That is a quality to be admired. Like with any other skill set, you can always add and improve. Here is some advice for you.
Turn your tool handles into convenient rulers. Tools with long handles, such as shovels, hoes and rakes can be made into 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. It’s a good idea to label distances with a permanent marker. Next time you work in the garden, you can have a larger ruler with you!
Starting a garden with the best soil is a great defense mechanism against pests. Healthier plants are stronger, which in turn can help the plants you grow to become more resistant to disease and bugs that can harm them. For healthy plants, start with healthy soil that is properly amended and free of chemicals in order to avoid salt accumulation.
Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. These types of flowers grow at high speed, which gives you more flexibility in changing the look of your flower beds as the seasons change. If there are gaps between the perennials and shrubs you have planted in a sunlit area, try filling those gaps with annuals and biennials. A variety of flowers that will thrive in your region are available.
If you want to cover up your walls or fences, make sure that you specifically use climbing plants. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. They also have been known to grow through existing trees or shrubs, or can be easily taught to cover any size arbor. There are those that have to be fixed to a support, but others will find a surface to cling to all on their own through twining stems or tendrils. Some climbers that have proven to be reliable are honeysuckle, jasmine, wisteria, clematis, and climbing roses.
Plants need C02 for maximum growth. Typically, the higher the levels of carbon dioxide present in a plant’s environment, the better it will grow. The best way to get higher CO2 for your plants is to grow them in a greenhouse. If you have a greenhouse, keep CO2 levels high.
If you are gardening, be wary of stink bugs in your garden, especially in the autumn. They thrive on fruits, citrus, peppers and various beans. If not taken care of, these pests can damage the garden, so take steps to cut down their population.
A good but unusual organic solution for weeding your plants is try “boiling” your weeds way. Considering that boiling water is rather safe, you don’t have to worry about toxins in your soil or at your dinner table. 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 kills weeds by destroying their roots. Weeds won’t be able to survive, never mind grow, with damaged weeds.
Now you have the three items you need to make your organic garden a success– tools, products and skill. That’s awesome! The tips above will help you to improve your organic garden. Hopefully, this article has provided you with a new technique that you can utilize in your organic garden.