There are so many tools and methods to grow an all-natural, vibrant and healthy garden. All that is needed from you to have a great organic garden is to learn what they are, and to put them into practice.
Your plants will respond better to gradual changes of environment. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day. Slowly, day after day, you can leave your plants outside for a little longer. By the week’s end, your plants should then be ready for the big move!
Clay soil makes working with a shovel difficult. The clay is hard and sticks to the shovel. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. The clay will no longer stick to the shovel, and this also helps to prevent other problems like rusting.
Use pots to start your plants, then transfer them to a garden when they become seedlings. This really increases the survival rate of young plants. This will also allow you to stick to a tighter, cleaner planting schedule. When you take out the prior set of adult plants, your seedlings will then be prepared to go in.
If you want to keep your garden free of pests, start with healthy soil! If you create healthy plants, they are going to be stronger and therefore, less likely to succumb to diseases and insects. If you start with balanced soil, your garden will produce healthy plants with the best yield. Refrain from using chemicals since these will increase the salt content of the soil.
For the right results, get the right type of soil. Find out more about the plants you like and which type of soil is best. You can make an artificial area that uses a single kind of soil.
Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. This year, instead of using your regular clay pots to plant your kale and lettuce, use a pumpkin as the container instead! Clean out the pumpkin just like you would if you were making a jack o’lantern. Spray Wilt-Pruf inside the pumpkin and along its edges so that the pumpkin won’t rot. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
Do not mow your lawn close to the bottom. Cutting your grass at a taller height allows grass roots to grow deeper and stronger, which helps lessen the chance of your lawn drying out easily. The shorter the grass, the shallower the roots, which makes the lawn more likely to develop brown patches.
Allow enough room between plants for air to circulate, so that plants do not stay too wet. Moisture on the surfaces of your plants is an invitation to pests and illness. Fungi are a very common and irritating pest in the world of gardening. Fungus can be handled with sprays specifically formulated for fungi control, but you must treat the area with spray before seeing any kind of problems.
Only with the best knowledge can you take the most from your gardening efforts. Remember these helpful tips the next time you are working in your garden!