All it takes to grow an organic garden is a few natural growing methods. You just need to learn what you can do, and then do it.
Stinkbugs can be a nuisance in the garden. These bugs are known to be proliferate in the cooler fall months. They like beans, peppers, tomatoes and many fruits. If left uncontrolled, they can cause substantial damage in your garden, so make plans for how to protect your plants from these pests.
If you want an organic way to weed your garden, try “boiling” them. Considering that boiling water is rather safe, you don’t have to worry about toxins in your soil or at your dinner table. Although this method is organic, it does pose a danger to your plants. If you pour the water near your plants, it will kill the roots.
It is best to aerate and dry your plants daily. Moisture on your plants is a sure way to attract parasites and disease. Fungi is very common. Fungicidal spray treatments can contain fungi, but spraying prior to problems even developing in the first place is the best way to go about it.
Split up your irises. You can divide those overgrown clumps and increase the amount of irises you have. If you find any dead irises in your garden, immediately pull up the bulbs. If you split the bulbs that you pull up, and replant them, they will bloom the following year. Use a knife to carefully divide rhizomes. You can split the Rhizomes production by cutting off thin portions from the exterior and discarding the remaining insides. Each piece should have at least one strong offshoot. Replant right away.
If you plan on growing peas, you should consider starting them indoors instead of beginning them outside. Planting them inside helps the seeds germinate better. The seedlings will also be heartier, which means they can resist pests and diseases better. After the seedlings get mature enough, transplant them to your outdoor garden.
Try planting some heather to draw beautiful insects to your yard. Heather attracts bees, and when they come out in the spring, this provides an early nectar source. Spiders, ground beetles, and other useful insects spend time in undisturbed heather beds. With this knowledge at hand, it is in your best interest to wear gloves when tending the heather.
Try to plant an English garden with a mix of plants with different heights, all within the same garden bed. Plants that grow to be the same height end up uniform and flat looking.
After sprouting occurs, you will not need to keep seeds as warm. As your baby plants grow, you can move them from their heat source. It is wise to take plastic covers off of the containers in order to eliminate humidity and excess heat. You need to read the seeds to know the best time to do this.
Horticulture is within everybody’s reach, but you will only make the most of your gardening experience with knowledge. Use what you have learned to make your garden grow!