You would like to have a garden that uses organic methods to grow healthy plants. The timing is perfect, and it is time for you to begin. Keep reading for tips any beginner will find useful.
Start your seedlings in pots inside and then transplant them into your garden. By allowing them to sprout first, you are increasing the odds of a seedling reaching maturity. This will also allow you to stick to a tighter, cleaner planting schedule. The seedlings are reading for planting immediately after you remove older plants.
Do not plant perennials that are prone to snail infestation. Your plants can be destroyed by slugs and snails overnight. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. There are some perennials that do not appeal to slugs, such as those with leaves that are hairy and tough with a bad taste. Some of these plants include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, hellaborus, and heuchera.
Don’t bother with expensive chemicals if your plants start to sport powdery mildew. The best solution is mixing baking soda, a drop of liquid dish detergent and water together in a spray bottle. This solution can be sprayed onto your plants once per week until the problem is resolved. Baking soda will bring no damage to your plants, and will treat the mildew in a gentle and efficient manner.
Bulbs planted in the spring can flower all the way into summer. Bulbs will grow every year and are easier to take care of than seeds. Find out which flowers will bloom when and then plant a variety, so that you can have fresh blooms all the way through the spring and summer!
Before planting seeds, soak them overnight. Place them in a cupboard or other place where they won’t be exposed to light. Place some seeds into a small container, then fill it with water until it is almost to the top. This hydrates your seeds and jump-starts their growth. The seeds will then have a greater chance at lasting and blossoming.
Try “boiling” weeds to get rid of them. Boiling water in a pot is a safe “herbicide.” Just douse the weeds directly with boiling water, taking care to avoid damaging nearby plants. Boiling water will actually hurt the roots, and it will prevent the weeds from growing.
A quality garden must be grown from seeds. This is a more sustainable way to start a garden. It is common for commercial plants to be packaged in plastic that is not commonly recycled, and therefore, it is better to use seeds or purchase plantings only from merchants who make use of organic packaging.
After reading these tips, you shouldn’t have many questions about organic gardening. If you already knew about organic gardening, you should be an expert by now. Use the advice you have been given to make your organic garden bloom like never before.