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.
Starting a garden with the best soil is a great defense mechanism against pests. If your plants are healthy, they can more easily resist insects and disease. You want to cultivate quality soil with adequate salt levels, which leads to healthy plants.
You can make your flower beds brighter with biennials and annuals. These flowers grow quickly and can be planted at any time during the year. If you want to maintain a flower garden all year or you want to add new flowers to reflect the changing seasons, annuals and biennials are for you. They can make a handy, gap-filler between shrubs and perennials located in sunny areas. Some of these that you might consider are petunias, marigolds and sunflowers. If those are not flowers you like, you can also try cosmos, holyhocks or rudbeckias.
Pre-soak your seeds to keep them healthy. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn’t too large for the plant you’ll be growing. Fill that container with water, almost to the top. When you do this, you hydrate your seeds and they can start growing. The seeds will now have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
When mowing your lawn, be careful not to cut the grass too far down. If you leave a bit more height, the grass roots will get deeper, making your lawn stronger. If you keep your lawn too short, the roots will not go deep enough to survive in case of a heat wave.
Your vegetable garden should get at least six hours of sun daily. Most members of the vegetable family need this minimum of light for proper growth. Some flowers also need six hours of daily direct sun in order to grow and blossom well.
During the hottest hours of each day, your vegetables become too soft, and even gentle harvesting will cause damage and bruising. Cut them with a tool rather than pulling or twisting, otherwise you could damage the plant itself.
An English garden mixes plants of various kinds and sizes close together, which helps to give it a more multi-dimensional feel. Plants that are all at the same height makes a garden bed look flat and uninteresting.
Working in the garden doesn’t have to be grueling; learn to work more efficiently. You do not have the time to spend an hour looking for each tool you need. Prepare them all ahead of time and have them handy before you need to garden, and then put them back in their place when done. It may be necessary to don a tool belt or cargo pants with extra pockets.
After you have read these suggestions, you can understand what you need to do to be a wonderful organic gardener. There are many resources available; you just have to learn how to find and use them. Take what you have learned and use it make your garden as successful as you can.