Many individuals prefer organic gardening, as they fear the possible long-term effects on their health as well as the environment from the many commercial pesticides and fertilizers that are used. Also, many organic gardening techniques are quite inexpensive. Here are some fundamental tips to get you well on your way to being a successful organic gardener.
Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. Known commonly as climbers, these plants are very versatile, easy to grow, and they will quickly spread out to cover up walls and fences within a single season. It is possible to get them to grow in conjunction with trees and bushes already on the premises, or train them to drape over arbors. Some climbers you plant will have to be tied off and supported, but others have no problem attaching themselves to any surface using their tendrils or twining stems Trusted variations of climbers are honeysuckle, jasmine, clematis, wisteria and climbing roses.
Plants need CO2 grow well. More CO2 generally produces more luxurious plant growth. Growing plants in a greenhouse is the best way to contain CO2 for use by your plants. The levels need to be kept high for optimum greenery growth.
Try growing wheat grass or cat grass in the area of the plants your cat wants to eat. Alternatively, you can try putting mothballs, citrus peel or anything else with an odor that cats find distasteful in the soil surrounding the plants.
Irises can be easily divided. Increase your iris stocks by dividing your overgrown clumps. Once the foliage has died off, lift out your bulbous irises. If you split the bulbs that you pull up, and replant them, they will bloom the following year. Divide up the rhizomes with a knife. Throw out the center and cut pieces on the outside that are new. Every piece is suppose to have at least one durable offshoot. For optimum viability, plant your new cuttings into the ground without delay.
A quality garden must be grown from seeds. It’s better for the environment to begin from seed. Since plastics that are in nurseries aren’t recycled very often and therefore usually wind up in landfills, you should begin with seeds or purchase from the nurseries that use natural materials in their plants’ packaging.
Fertilize your garden. Manure helps your plants grow. Make sure you use a product that is commercially composted so you don’t risk adding pathogens to your garden. There are a lot of different ways to fertilize plants; make sure you actually take the time to do it.
If you are going to grow peas, start them inside rather then planting them outdoors. The seeds will have a better germination rate if you start them indoors. Give the seeds enough time to get stronger: growing indoors will make it easier for your plants to resist diseases and the pesky bugs. You could transplant the seedlings outdoors once they are able to survive and thrive.
Use the advice here to start your own organic garden. It is an interesting hobby and one that can improve your health. Your foods will taste better and not contain the heavy chemicals of store bought produce. When you work to keep your garden in tune with nature, you’ll also see more birds and animals stop by for a visit.