There are so many tools and methods to grow an all-natural, vibrant and healthy garden. Once you learn about them, they are surprisingly easy to put into place.
So that you don’t shock your plants, try gradually accustoming them to conditions and temperature. Put them in the sun outside for a couple of hours during the first day. Over the course of a week, slowly increase the amount of time that you leave them outside. By the weekend, the plants can make that big move without a problem!
Before you even start planting the garden, check the soil. Have a soil analysis completed so you can know what you need to add to have soil which will fully support your garden. It is worth having this information so that crops do not get ruined. Most Cooperative Extension offices provide this service.
When you’re out and about in the garden, particularly in the fall, keep an eye out for sink bugs. Stink bugs like to eat beans, peppers, tomatoes, and all sorts of fruit. If left uncontrolled, they can cause substantial damage in your garden, so make plans for how to protect your plants from these pests.
Remove your garden’s weeds! If you have weeds in your garden, it will not be as nice as it could be. Try using white vinegar to get rid of weeds. You can use white vinegar to eliminate weeds! Apply it full strength to any areas where weeds are a problem.
Grow some wheat grass or catnip for your cat to eat instead. Additionally, use your cat’s keen sense of smell to your advantage. Citrus fruit peels and mothballs both smell horrible to cats, so put them on the soil near the plants your cat likes to eat.
Irises should be divided. You can increase your stock of irises by dividing up overgrown clumps. After foliage is no longer alive, remove the flowers with bulbs. The bulbs will automatically split in you hand, and will likely flower the year after being replanted. Utilize a knife if you are trying to divide rhizomes. Discard the center and cut pieces from the exterior. There needs to be a minimum of one healthy offshoot on each of the new sprout sections. The quicker you can replant your cuttings, the better chances they will reappear next season.
Fertilize your garden. Manure is very effective in helping plants grow, although it is important to use a commercially composted product to minimize the risk of pathogens. There are many fertilizer options available, though in reality, whatever type you choose will do the job as long as you are using something.
Gardening can be done by anyone, but only those armed with the proper information can get the most from their organic garden. Use what you have learned to make your garden grow!