Clay soil can be a real pain to work with as it often sticks to the end of the shovel. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. This will make your task easier because the clay won’t stick to the shovel. It will also keep your garden tool from rusting.
Choose higher yield plant varieties. A lot of times a hybrid that will tolerate cold weather or disease will give you a higher output than heirlooms.
Plants that climb can hide fences and walls. 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 don’t have to worry about removing trees between the climbing plants and the fence, because the trees don’t present obstacles to the climbers’ growth. Some people use climbers as a natural “ceiling” to arbors. Some require a support, while other climbers attach to surfaces using twining stems or tendrils. If you’re looking for the most reliable varieties available, choose from clematis, wisteria, and climbing roses.
Use the correct type of soil for best results. Depending on the types of plants you would like to grow, your garden’s soil might need to be amended with different substances to alter drainage, acidity and other charactheristics that make plants happy. You can also create an artificial area with only one kind of soil.
If you want your garden to sport flowers in the spring as well as summer, plant bulbs. Bulbs will grow every year and are easier to take care of than seeds. Remember that different bulbs will bloom at all different times of the year, so if you are careful to choose the right bulbs, you will see blooms in the early spring, and have flowers all the way to late summer.
When the fall season approaches, you must prepare to plant your favorite fall veggies and other edibles. Why not plant lettuce and kale inside a hollowed-out pumpkin? Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. Once you have completed this, start planting!
If the soil in your garden has a high concentration of alkaline, try mixing some coffee grounds into your garden’s soil. Using coffee grounds is a less expensive way to make your soil more acidic than trying to replace your topsoil. The greens and vegetables need the proper balance and will grow bigger and stronger with the right mix.
You should start pea seedlings indoors instead of planting them outside right at the start. The seeds will grow better in your home if planted there first. They will also be stronger, and better equipped to resist disease and insects. Once the seedlings have become hardy enough to survive, you can transplant them to your outdoor garden.
You now know the basics of organic horticulture and can get started soon. You may have thought you were all set to start digging prior to reading this article, so now you should be able to call yourself an expert! The tips that were given should have provided you some advice that can help you get started with growing a beautiful organic garden.