Vegan, vegetarian and other holistic practices have become increasingly popular as millions turn to organic foods for nourishment. In order for someone to live a holistic lifestyle, and obtain the desired health benefits, they usually have to learn to grow their own herbs and plants. They have to know how to start and maintain an organic garden. See the piece that follows for several effective ideas for growing an organic garden.
The first thing you can do to avoid pests is to start with healthy soil in your garden. 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. Begin with a high-quality soil with less chemicals to avoid salt accumulation, and you give your garden an excellent chance of growing healthy plants.
Use both annuals and biennials to add a splash of color to your flower beds. These fast growth plants make flower beds vibrant, and they let you alter the appearance seasonally and annually. You can fill any spaces between shrubs and perennials when they are in the sun. There are many flowers you can plant in these gaps. Try marigolds, petunias or sunflowers for a brighter garden.
Use climbers if you want to cover any fences or walls. Climbers have many different uses and spread quickly. You may also be interested in training them over an arbor or trellis. You can also grow them among existing landscape trees and plants. Some must be tied onto a support, but a number of climbers attach to surfaces with twining stems or tendrils. Some dependable types include honeysuckle, clematis, jasmine, climbing roses, and wisteria.
Tempt your cat away from the plants he has been bothering by planting catnip or wheat grass near them. You can put something over the soil which surrounds the plants which has a bad smell to cats to deter them.
It is possible to use natural materials as well as other plants to help keep pests away from your garden. A border of onions or marigolds around a vegetable garden can repel slug. Insects also avoid shrubs and trees that are mulched with wood ash. Doing these things can ensure that you do not need potentially harmful chemicals.
Be careful how you water your garden. Take advantage of a soaker hose so that you don’t need to water every single plant individually, or have to keep filling up your watering can. Use low water pressure for your hose so that you do not cause harm to the tender members of your garden. Watering your garden for a couple hours while you are working on other tasks is an efficient use of your time.
As you pick up more tips, acquire new techniques, and learn more in general about organic gardening, you will find organic gardening becoming easier for you. Keep in mind that this advice is the beginning of your organic gardening knowledge.