There are many different reasons why one would might prefer organic gardening methods over more traditional approaches. Some of the most popular reasons include concerns about chemicals, health problems and the environment. Organic gardening is also cheap and requires very little equipment. Here are some strategies to aid you in becoming a good organic gardener.
A great gardening tip to use is to always select types of plants that are more likely to produce a high yield. A lot of times a hybrid that will tolerate cold weather or disease will give you a higher output than heirlooms.
Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. Creatures like snails or slugs can destroy a plant in a single night. These garden vermin prefer plants with tender, herbaceous stems and leaves, particularly seedlings and young plants. Perennials that have tough or hairy leaves are often times unappetizing to snails and slugs. Excellent varieties include heuchera, achillea, euphorbia, campanula, and helleborus.
A certain amount of CO2 is necessary for plants to maximize their growth potential. If the level of CO2 is extremely high, your plants will grow much better. The best way to expose your plants to a high level of carbon dioxide is by growing them in a greenhouse. It’s best to keep CO2 levels high for the best growth of your plants.
If you want your garden to blossom with flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant some bulbs in it. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. Different varieties of bulbs flower at varied times and if you make the right choices you can have blossoms from early spring through late summer.
Prepare your seeds by soaking them in a dark environment. Take 3-4 seeds, put them in a small jar or container, and cover them with water. This will allow your seeds to be hydrated and get a head start when growing. The seeds will be better able to survive and grow up.
When mowing your lawn do not cut it as short as possible. If you let your grass grow, the roots will go deeper and make your lawn more resistant to dryness. Short grass leads to more shallow roots and will result in more brown, dried-out patches.
Utilizing the advice provided in this article in your organic gardening efforts will produce great results. You will quickly see your garden becoming more productive and healthy, while being free of toxins. A flourishing organic garden will also be an open invitation to some very interesting creatures of the wild that you can look forward to seeing.