One of the smartest things you can do for you and your diet is to start an organic garden. Much patience and effort are required though, in order to produce a successful and flourishing organic garden. This can leave you wondering where to start when it comes to organic gardening.
Plant some perennials in your garden that repel slugs. Snails and slugs are garden nightmares, and only need a single evening to obliterate a plant. Certain perennials that don’t have tough leaves are especially tasty to snails and slugs. Perennials that are unappetizing in taste, or that have hardened and hairy leaves, are not a favorite of slugs or snails. Some of examples of these are achillea, heuchera, campanula, helleborus, and euphorbia.
To grow properly, plants need adequate levels of CO2. Often, plants achieve better growth when they are surrounded by high levels of CO2. Greenhouses provide the best levels of CO2 for plants. A greenhouse will help maintain a high level of CO2 and cause the plants to grow faster.
In a place that’s dark, pre-soak the seeds. Place a small amount of seeds in a little container, while filling it to the brim with water. This will keep your seeds hydrated and give you a little head start with your growing. Your seeds will then have the best chance possible to survive to maturity.
When mowing your lawn do not cut it as short as possible. Higher grass has deeper roots, meaning a healthier lawn that will be less likely to dry out. Leaving the grass short makes it more prone to drying out, which leaves your lawn look really brown and yucky.
Vegetables should be placed in a spot in your garden that will get about six hours of sun every day. Most vegetables need at least that much sun exposure to grow properly. It’s also the same for some types of flowers.
Do you ever wish that your fresh mint leaves would not grow as quickly and overcome your garden? You can stunt the growth of mint by planting it inside a container or super-sized bowl. 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.
Interested in using Mother Nature to keep pests at bay the natural way? Slugs stay away from marigolds and onions when they are planted in a garden. Wood ash used as mulch helps repel pests as well when around shrubs and trees. Natural remedies, like the ones listed, will help reduce the need and usage of harsh chemical pesticides.
If your gardening plans include pea plantings, try starting them off indoors rather than planting the raw seeds in outdoor beds. Seeds will always germinate much better when you first plant them indoors initially. Seedlings raised indoors are hardier, too; they can stand up better to diseases and insects. After the seedlings have grown strong indoors, it will be time for you to transplant them to outdoor beds.
As this article has shown, to be successful at organic gardening you must do your homework and put forth a bit of effort. So you can see these results, you must keep working with them. With the advice from this article, you are now ready to begin a successful organic gardening adventure.