The effort and knowledge you put into your garden shows in the results, particularly when you are working with organic material. It shows that you care about taking care of your plants and that you want them to grow up healthy. That is a quality to be admired. As with anything, there is always room for improvement. Keep reading for suggestions.
Select plant varieties capable of producing large yields. Many times, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid can have a higher yield versus traditional ones.
Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. These flowers grow quickly and can be planted at any time during the year. If you want to maintain a flower garden all year or you want to add new flowers to reflect the changing seasons, annuals and biennials are for you. You can also use these flowers to fill gaps between shrubs or perennials. The most popular varieties to use include petunia, zinnia, cosmos, snapdragon, marigold, hollyhock, and sunflower.
If your garden includes vegetables, make sure you plant them in a location whether they are exposed to sunlight for a minimum of six hours each day. Most vegetables that can be grown need that much sun to grow well and quickly. This holds true for some types of flowers.
Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. Plant moisture is a big attraction to both parasites and plant diseases. In fact, fungi love a wet plant and can cause a great deal of damage. Sprays and liquids exist that are perfect for killing the fungi, but be sure you use it on the area before the fungi actually appear.
Natural materials or some other plants can be used in your garden for keeping away pests. A border of onions or marigolds around a vegetable garden can repel slug. Insect pests will stay away from seedlings and trees if you use wood ash around the base as a mulch. Natural remedies, like the ones listed, will help reduce the need and usage of harsh chemical pesticides.
If you’re going to grow peas, start them indoors before putting them in the ground outside. When you plant the seeds indoors, your seeds will start to germinate better. The seedlings will also be heartier, which means they can resist pests and diseases better. The seedlings can then be transplanted outside after becoming strong enough to withstand the elements.
Keeping pests out of a vegetable garden can be difficult. The vegetables are intended to be eaten, thus you should refrain from using harsh pesticides and chemicals. Research the methods available for eliminating garden pests organically. If you happen to notice them early on, you can control them just by physically removing them from your plants with your hands.
You now have the skills, the tools, and the equipment necessary to apply these strategies to your own organic garden. You are ready to start your own garden. What you have just read can help you get the most from your garden. You might even have learned something you hadn’t known before to use in your organic garden.