You are ready to plant your organic garden. This is great timing! Below are some excellent ideas to help you begin down the road to an exceptional organic garden.
Choose the varieties of plants that will produce a higher yield. Many times, hybrid plants tend to resist disease, and tolerate the cold weather better than their traditional counterparts, resulting in higher yields.
If you’re like many gardeners, autumn means that it’s time to get some delicious fall edibles growing in your garden. Try something different by planing kale or lettuce inside a pumpkin, instead of using the planter pots you traditionally use. Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
Boiling away unwanted weeds is an odd, but productive method used in many gardens. Boiling water is a safe herbicide which won’t damage your garden or your body. Pour the boiling water directly onto the weeds, just make sure you do not damage the nearby plants. The extreme heat of the water will cause damage to the weeds’ roots, which will stop them from growing any more.
If you find yourself in love with mint leaves, but not with how they dominate a garden, read on. You can control the growth of the mint leaves by growing them in a large container rather than in your garden. Then, you can plant the container into the ground. However, the container walls will keep the roots held, and prevent the plant from consuming too much of your garden space.
Be sure to split the irises. You can get more irises by dividing the overgrown clumps. After the foliage dies, pick up bulbous irises. You will be able to split the bulb easily and replant it to get more flowers next year. You should split up rhizomes by utilizing a blade. Cut several new pieces out of the outside and get rid of the old center. Each piece should retain a minimum of one sturdy offshoot capable of spurting new growth. All that is left to do is immediately replant the pieces you have created and let the cycle begin anew.
Vegetables are softer in the heat of the hottest part of the day; even gently picking them at that time can damage them. Cut them with a tool rather than pulling or twisting, otherwise you could damage the plant itself.
You will now be better prepared as you start pursuing organic horticulture. Even if you already felt pretty prepared, the advice you’ve read should make you feel like an expert. The different tips and methods you can use are endless, and as long as you can follow and implement the information correctly, you should have no trouble growing a fantastic garden this season.