All it takes to grow an organic garden is a few natural growing methods. In order to use these methods, all you have to do is learn a little bit about them.
Plants that result in a larger yield should be higher on your priority list when planning the garden. It is quite common to find that hybrids, which are often able to resist disease and withstand cold climates, produce yields much larger than their conventional counterparts.
Transfer your favorite plants inside so they survive the winter. You may be able to save your most resistant or expensive plants. Be careful not to damage the root system as you dig up the plant, and place it in a pot.
Take all of the weeds out of your landscaping! Those nasty weeds can turn your beautiful garden into a scruffy version of its former self. To aid in this venture, you might want to use white vinegar. Weeds can be killed by white vinegar! So, use a spray solution of white vinegar if you are tired of pulling those weeds by hand.
Make sure to protect your tender shrubs from the elements. If you have tender shrubs in pots, they need to be protected in the cold weather. Tie together the tops, and then use a sheet or blanket to cover the wigwam loosely. This is more effective than putting plastic on the plant, it will let the air flow.
Try dividing the irises. If you divide the overgrown clumps of flowers, you’ll find that your stock grows proportionally. Once the foliage has died off, lift out your bulbous irises. The bulbs split in your hand, then you replant them, and they will most likely flower next year. You should split up rhizomes by utilizing a blade. Cut new pieces from the outside and discard the old center. Don’t plant any pieces that don’t have any strong offshoots. Plant immediately.
Interested in using Mother Nature to keep pests at bay the natural way? Forming a border around your vegetable garden with marigolds or onions are ideal for repelling slugs. Wood ash around your tree will help you keep pests away as well. When done naturally, there is no need for pesticides with harsh, and sometimes dangerous, chemicals
Be sure to plant using the colors of Fall. That doesn’t have to be the case. The autumn season can be one of the best growing seasons and is certainly the most colorful. Maple, Beech and Dogwood trees are available in a number of fall colors, varying from bright yellow to rich crimson. When choosing shrubs, think about cotoneaster, hydrangea or barberry.
Choose one stand-out plant to be a focal point. Gardens are like art; you need to give the piece (or garden) an initial focal point. In most cases, an original plant makes a good focal point.
Spray fragrances such as old perfume or aftershave on grass around your garden to help keep your dog away from the plants. This can help mask any scents which attract animals so pets will now avoid the garden.
During the hottest hours of each day, your vegetables become too soft, and even gentle harvesting will cause damage and bruising. See to it that you cut their connection to the vine as opposed to twisting them, because twisting could hurt the plant.
Horticulture is within everybody’s reach, but you will only make the most of your horticulture experience with knowledge. Be sure to try out these organic gardening ideas.