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. Perhaps you are unsure of the benefits of organic gardening, or you are unsure how to get your garden started.
Take extra care of any fragile shrubs that are known to drop their leaves in the autumn. Shrubs in pots especially need special care in the colder weather. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. When you do this you allow air to flow and circulate which can actually prevent rotting, this method is great and better than just wrapping your plant in some plastic.
Always fertilize your garden. While a lot of people use manure, it is better to choose fertilizer from a reputable company, as this will reduce the risk of any pathogens getting into your soil. There are many fertilization methods out there; the type is not quite as important as actually using something.
In order to rid your garden of pests, take advantage of plant materials and other organic matter. Planting marigolds or onions around the border of your garden will repel slugs. Mulch around the bottom of trees and shrub seedlings with wood ash to reduce unwanted infestation of pests. Doing these things can ensure that you do not need potentially harmful chemicals.
Remember to place a layer of mulch over the soil around your vegetables, approximately 2 inches deep. The soil will stay moist thanks to the mulch. It will also prevent weeds from growing. You’ll save a ton of time if you don’t have to constantly pull out weeds.
As you were reading through this article, were you inspired to put forth the research, time and effort into adopting organic horticulture techniques? Furthermore, you will only see your garden blossom with consistent tending. By using the above tips, you will have a marvelous organic garden in no time.