Growing an organic garden is a very pleasant and rewarding activity. If you lack experience as a gardener, it is perfectly natural to be somewhat intimidated by the thought of all that work. How then should someone who does not have any experience start getting involved with organic gardening? Start by reading the advice in this article.
Plant some perennials in your garden that repel slugs. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. These pests are especially attracted to tender sprouts and to delicate, soft leaves. Others, though, are disliked by slugs and snails. Those with rough leaves or an unappetizing taste will be less desired by slugs and snails. Achillea, euphorbia, helleborus, heuchera and campanula are good choices that slugs don’t like.
Starting a garden which is pest-free is easy, if you have healthy soil. If you are producing healthy plants, they will be stronger and better able to resist bugs and diseases. Start your garden off with a high-quality soil that you can enrich over time.
Annuals and biennials are an excellent way to add a splash of bright color to your flower gardens. These types of flowers grow at high speed, which gives you more flexibility in changing the look of your flower beds as the seasons change. Use them to fill gaps between shrubs and perennials in the sun. Some of these that you might consider are petunias, marigolds and sunflowers. If those are not flowers you like, you can also try cosmos, holyhocks or rudbeckias.
Take extra care of any fragile shrubs that are known to drop their leaves in the autumn. Cold weather is very hard on these tender shrubs, and potted shrubs should be shielded and protected. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. Doing this is a lot more effective than wrapping up the plant with plastic because it lets air circulate, which could avoid any rotting.
Do you ever wish that your fresh mint leaves would not grow as quickly and overcome your garden? Rein in their growth by planting the mint in a large pot or garden container instead. If you would like the mint leaves to still be in the ground, simply plant the container, and the leaves will stay within the boundaries of the pot.
Reading this article has hopefully given you some great ideas to begin your experiences in organic gardening. It provides so much opportunity for relaxation in a soothing environment and so much reward when the garden flourishes. Using these tips, you can become an excellent organic gardener.