Making the effort to use proper organic techniques and high quality products really improves the end result. It demonstrates that you are taking organic horticulture seriously and that you are doing all you can to ensure that your plants thrive. This is extremely laudable. Improvement to any skill can always be achieved, and this skill set is no different. Below are a collection of organic horticulture tips that will help you to develop your talent.
Turn the handles of your garden tools into measuring rulers. It is possible to utilize tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes and shovels, as measuring sticks. Simply lay the handles out on the floor and run a measuring tape next to them. Next, use a Sharpie to accurately label the distance between each one. Next time you are working in the garden, you will have a large ruler at your fingertips!
Annuals and biennials are an excellent way to add a splash of bright color to your flower gardens. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. You can also use these flowers to fill gaps between shrubs or perennials. Some plants to get you started include petunia, marigold, sunflower, rudbekcia, and cosmos.
If your plants have a powdery mildew, don’t use expensive chemicals on them. Mix a solution of baking soda, water, and a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid. Once a week, spray this solution on your plants and your mildew should disappear in no time. No damage will occur to your plants, and the baking soda is mild and efficient.
Cover the fences and walls with climbers. Climbing plants are great for hiding hideous fences and walls, and they usually grow within a 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. Some climbers will attach themselves to a support using twining stems or tendrils, while other varieties need to be held up by tying them in place. Wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle, clematis and some rose varieties are good choices for climbers.
You have the tools, the products, and the skill set to apply those tips to your organic garden. This is a positive thing. The advice in this article was compiled to contribute to your overall knowledge of organic gardening. There is always something new to learn. You have likely, however, learned at least one thing that will be well put to use in your garden.