In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. To ease the digging, apply some car wax or floor wax to the head of the shovel and buff. The clay will no longer stick to the shovel, and this also helps to prevent other problems like rusting.
Plants will respond with maximum growth if they have the amount of CO2 they require. When exposed to high levels of CO2, most types of plants will grow better. A greenhouse can concentrate the levels of CO2. For the best growing conditions you should keep the CO2 levels high.
As fall arrives, it is the time to prepare for planting fall edibles. A pumpkin can be used as a planting container instead of clay pots. Hollow out the pumpkin and spray with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rot. Once the pumpkin has been prepared, it is ready for planting.
Plant a little catnip or wheatgrass in the area surrounding the plants that your cat is devouring. Offensive smells also work to repel cats and other pesky animals from eating your plants. Try putting mothballs, citrus peels, garlic and other pungent items on the topsoil.
If you have a lot of low-growing plants to take care of in your garden, purchase gardening knee pads. Gardening is supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable; you don’t want to finish every gardening session with aching, throbbing knees. Using a pair of quality knee pads designed for gardening can provide your knees with cushioning and support, preventing any discomfort.
If you find yourself in love with mint leaves, but not with how they dominate a garden, read on. Contain their growth with a garden container or large pot instead. You have the option of planting the container with the plant to keep the roots from taking the garden over.
Make sure that you divide your irises! The more you divide clusters of irises, the more your irises will multiply. When the foliage dies, take the bulbous irises and lift them. The bulbs will split up naturally in your hand, and when replanted, will often flower the next year. Divide rhizomes with a knife. Cut rhizomes from around the outside then throw away the remaining center. At the least, each piece will need to have one strong offshoot. Do this cutting beside your garden bed, so that you can place your new groupings into the ground immediately.
Now you know a little more on how you can be a successful organic gardener. There is a lot of information to be had and you need to know how to apply it. With this in mind, you can refine your own methods to successfully grow a beautiful organic garden.