One of the smartest things you can do for you and your diet is to start an organic garden. You do have to put in some effort, though. Are you wondering where to start?
If powdery mildew appears on your plants, don’t purchase expensive chemical solutions. Mix a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda into water. Spray the mixture on the plants once every seven days or so until you no longer see the mildew. Baking soda will not damage your plants and treats the mildew gently but efficiently.
In the cold winter months, you can salvage certain plants by bringing them into the house. Maybe you could pick out the most expensive plants or the most hardy ones. Remember to be gentle when digging up your plants; carefully dig away from the roots and gently place the plant into a container.
The correct soil can make a big difference in how your garden grows. The soil may have to be adapted, depending on what types of plants you’re planning for the garden. You may also be able to design an artificial area that contains one type of dirt.
Tempt your cat away from the plants he has been bothering by planting catnip or wheat grass near them. You could also repel your pet by planting rosemary or placing citrus fruit peels around your garden.
When mowing your lawn, be careful not to cut the grass too far down. If your grass has more height, roots be able to grow more deeply in the soil, which will make for a stronger lawn and will have a higher resistance to drying out. If you have short grass, you will have short roots and you will dry out your grass.
Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. If you have some tender shrubs that are in planters, you need to protect them from cold weather. Join them together at the top, and use a blanket or old sheet to cover them. This will work better than wrapping your plant with plastic, because air can still circulate, which will help to prevent rotting.
If you would love to have access to fresh and healthy mint leaves from your own back yard, but dread the way the plant spreads so quickly, worry not. Instead of planting mint in the ground, confine it to a large pot. You can bury the container so the top is flush with the ground if desired, but the container’s walls will prevent the roots from spreading so that the plant won’t take over your entire garden.
As the article has referenced, organic gardening takes work, research, and effort in order to be successful. Also, to get the best results, you must stay focused and keep up with it. Incorporate the insights you’ve learned here to get your organic garden growing this year.