A lot of people become interested in organic gardening due to worry about long-term, poisonous effects of pesticides and commercial fertilizers on the environment and their personal health. A lot of techniques for organic gardening actually don’t cost a lot of money. Here are some helpful techniques to help you learn to garden organically.
Transfer your favorite plants indoors to rescue them from the winter frosts. You might want to transplant your most valuable varieties. Carefully loosen the dirt around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot filled with the same soil.
If you want flowers in spring and summer, plant bulbs in the garden. Bulbs will grow every year and are easier to take care of than seeds. The types of bulbs you use will determine the time of year your flowers will bloom, giving you the pleasure of blooms from spring to summer, if you plant them right.
Vegetables should be placed in a spot in your garden that will get about six hours of sun every day. Proper sunlight is a prerequisite for proper growth. This is the same for many varieties of flowers.
A set of comfortable knee pads makes a great investment if your garden is full of plant material that stays low to the ground. You will spend a lot of time on your knees while gardening, which can result in knee pain. Having a good pair of knee pads will cushion your knees in comfort.
Be sure to split the irises. Take clumps that have become overgrown and divvy them up into separate plants. You can do this by simply picking up bulbous irises once the foliage has withered. As soon as you pick up the bulb, it’ll split into pieces. That’s okay – in fact, it’s desirable. You can replant the bulb pieces and next year you’ll have a healthy bed of new irises. Rhizomes should be divided using a knife. Cut the center out of each rhizome but save the pieces. Each piece needs one strong offshoot. Replant them immediately.
By implementing the advice that is in this article, you can expect to have a healthy, toxic free, productive garden in the very near future. In addition, you will notice more wildlife that congregates around your garden. You can be one with nature! Start planning your garden today.