Organic vegetables and fruit are healthy and delicious. You could save money by growing your own fruits and vegetables instead of getting them from the store. Read on to find out how to build your own organic garden, in your own home!
Choose the varieties of plants that will produce a higher yield. If yield is important, choose hybrids designed to resist cold and diseases rather than traditional varieties.
Choose perennials that slugs are not attracted to. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant in one night. Young plants with susceptible leaves are favorite meals for slugs, including those with smoother or thinner leaves. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Some varieties of these plants are campanula, helleborus, heuchera, or euphorbia.
When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. Be careful not to damage the root system as you dig up the plant, and place it in a pot.
If you would like to have flowers in your garden that last through the spring and summer seasons, plant bulbs. Bulbs are easy to grow and hearty, and they keep growing in years to come. If you choose your plants carefully, you could have flowers in blossom from the first weeks of spring to the end of the summer.
When autumn has arrived, you must plant everything you want to eat before winter. If you’d like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin instead! Cut an opening in the pumpkin and scoop the insides out. Then spray the edges and empty inside of the pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf so the pumpkin doesn’t rot. After that, your pumpkin planter is ready to use!
Prior to planting your garden, devise a plan. This is a good way to remember which plants have been planted in each area before they grow. This is also a great way to keep track of all your plants.
To keep your dog out of your garden, spray old perfume, aftershave, or other scented items in the grass around it. This will help mask the scents that attract your dog, and will make your garden a less interesting place for your pet to be.
It can be easy to prepare the soil in a perennial garden. It isn’t as hard as it may seem; you basically just slice down under the turf, flip it over, and spread wood chips four to three inches. Allow the newly turned soil to sit for two weeks, then plant your perennials.
There is no need to buy produce of lesser quality. Use the tips offered here and you can produce your very own vegetables and fruits.