Organic gardening is a great way to grow your own food at home and relax at the same time. However, for a beginner, the whole gardening experience can be a very intimidating thing to enter into. How can you begin to learn about organic gardening? Well, read the tips below, of course!
Plant slug-proof perennials. Slugs and snails will quickly destroy your garden if you let them. These garden pests prefer perennials with thin, flat, delicate leaves, particularly if the plant is not yet mature. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Several good choices include heuchera, campanula, achillea, and euphorbia.
Your plants will reach maximum growth if they have a sufficient supply of carbon dioxide. With a high level of CO2 plants will grow much better. The best way to obtain a saturated level of carbon dioxide (CO2) is to use a greenhouse. For the best growing conditions you should keep the CO2 levels high.
For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Bulbs are easy to grow and hearty, and they keep growing in years to come. You can select bulbs that bloom at many different times, so with a little work, you could have flowers popping up all the way from the start of spring to the end of summer.
Set your mower blades higher, so you don’t cut the grass too short. By leaving your grass a little higher off the ground, it give the roots a chance to grow deep into the soil which makes the lawn stronger, and that helps keep it from drying out. Short grass leads to more shallow roots and will result in more brown, dried-out patches.
Fertilizing is an important step in preparing your garden soil. Manure is a great garden additive, but it is important that you choose a manure that has been composted commercially so that there is less of a risk of pathogens. It is important that you use some sort of fertilizer, although it doesn’t really matter which variety you choose.
In order to rid your garden of pests, take advantage of plant materials and other organic matter. Forming a border around your vegetable garden with marigolds or onions are ideal for repelling slugs. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you will ward off insect pests. When done naturally, there is no need for pesticides with harsh, and sometimes dangerous, chemicals
It should now be clear to you why so many people find organic gardening enjoyable. Watching your garden grow can be a source of great pleasure and joy. By using the tips in this article, you will soon be enjoying the fruits of your labor!