Chances are, you’ve probably at least heard, if not seen, organic foods at some point. These items are usually easy to recognize and you should be able to notice a difference in quality. These foods are not packaged the same and tend to cost much more. Review the ideas in this piece and see how you can have an organic garden in your own backyard.
Healthy soil will also assist in your battle against pests. If your plants are healthy, they can more easily resist insects and disease. To give your garden the best chance of yielding the healthiest plants, start with a high-quality soil that has fewer chemicals which over time will accumulate salts.
Cover the fences and walls with climbers. Climbing plants are known to be very versatile, and can help hide any ugly wall or fence, and this often only takes one growing season. You may also be interested in training them over an arbor or trellis. You can also grow them among existing landscape trees and plants. There are natural climbers, which use tendrils or stems to wrap around any given surface, while others must be tied with a string or rope. Some dependable types include honeysuckle, clematis, jasmine, climbing roses, and wisteria.
Shelter your deciduous shrubs. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. Tie the tops tightly together, and cover the wigwam with a sheet or blanket draped loosely over it. This method is much better than wrapping the plant in plastic, as it allows air to circulate, which can prevent rotting.
One very good way to deal with weeds is to boil them away. A pot full of boiling water is an effective herbicide, yet it is, chemically speaking, completely harmless. Just pour out the water on the weeds being careful to avoid any nearby plants. The roots of the weeds are damaged by the boiling water which, in turn, inhibits further growth.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.