Organic fruits and vegetables are both delicious and healthy, far surpassing normal supermarket produce. You can bypass the supermarkets entirely if you grow organic produce yourself. Below is a selection of organic gardening tips that will help you to start harvesting delicious, healthy produce at home.
Clay soil can be a real pain to work with as it often sticks to the end of 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 slide off of its surface and it will prevent rust.
Choose higher yield plant varieties. A hybrid designed for your weather, and resistant to local diseases, will give a better yield than non-hybrids.
Start your plants in containers before transferring them to the garden. They are then more likely to survive and to become thriving, mature plants. The period between plantings will also be shorter. When you take out the prior set of adult plants, your seedlings will then be prepared to go in.
Try to plan a variety of perennials that are slug-proof. Snails and slugs can quickly wreak havoc on a garden. These pests gravitate to young perennials with smooth, tender, thin leaves. Perennials with hairy, tough leaves as well as those with unpleasant taste are not appetizing to snails and slugs. Examples of these include euphorbia, hellebourus and achillea. Others you may want to consider are campanula and heuchera.
When winter arrives, transfer a few plants into the house for safe storage during the cold weather. You might want to transplant your most valuable varieties. Be careful not to damage the root system as you dig up the plant, and place it in a pot.
Vegetables should be placed in a spot in your garden that will get about six hours of sun every day. If you neglect this, it is likely that you will notice slow growth and reduced quality in your vegetables It’s also the same for some types of flowers.
If you find that you have soil that has high amounts of alkaline, mix used coffee grounds throughout the soil. Coffee grounds add acidity to the soil and are very cheap. This solution will make the vegetables you grow healthier and more flavorful.
Try to put an aspirin in the water to get rid of plant diseases. Crush and dissolve one and one-half 325mg tablets in two full gallons of plain water. Simply spray your plants with the mixture, and this will help them fend off various diseases. Use this method every three weeks.
Stop purchasing pesticide sprayed, genetically modified produce. Use the advice in this article and you can start growing your own organic produce.