There are a number of methods available that will allow you to create your own thriving, healthy organic garden. All that is needed from you to have a great organic garden is to learn what they are, and to put them into practice.
Clay soil makes working with a shovel difficult. The clay is hard and sticks to the shovel. Use a thin coat of floor or car wax on your shovel, then buff it with a nice clean cloth to make dealing with clay soil easier. The clay easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.
You need to consider beginning the plants into pots. Then, you can plant the seedlings into your garden. This insures that the plants will grow and thrive into adulthood. This also helps tighten time between plantings. Your next crop of seedlings will be started and ready to be planted immediately after you remove your last crop from the garden.
Turn your tool handles into convenient rulers. Large handled tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes can be used as measuring sticks. Put the handles down and measure them with a measuring tape. Mark your distances with a permanent marker. This will allow you to have a ruler at your fingertips when you are working out in the garden.
Keeping your garden soil rich and healthy is the best way to discourage garden pests. Healthy soil encourages vigorous plant growth and makes your garden more resistant to common diseases and insects. You want to cultivate quality soil with adequate salt levels, which leads to healthy plants.
Try using climber plants to cover up your fences and walls. Plants that grow as climbers are quite versatile, helping you hide ugly walls or fences, many times within only one season of growth. They can also grow through existing shrubs or trees, or be trained to cover an arbor. Some require ties attaching them to supports, but others will attach themselves to any surface nearby. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.
Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. Try planting your fall veggies, especially leafy greens, inside of a pumpkin! Simply carve open the top of a pumpkin so you can remove the innards, and then spray inside and out with something like Wilt-Pruf to prevent pumpkin rotting. After you have finished this, you will be ready to start planting.
In a place that’s dark, pre-soak the seeds. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn’t too large for the plant you’ll be growing. Fill that container with water, almost to the top. The water will hydrate the sends, giving them a head start once you plant them. This improves the chances of successful plant development.
Do you love fresh mint leaves but hate how they quickly grow to take over your garden? You should plant the mint in a rather large garden container or pot instead so you can monitor growth. You can bury the container so the top is flush with the ground if desired, but the container’s walls will prevent the roots from spreading so that the plant won’t take over your entire garden.
To create a unique English garden, use a variety of plant types and lengths in the same flower bed. Having plants that grow to the same height will result in a common and flat looking bed.
Add three inches of mulch to your flower beds. Covering the beds with mulch serves multiple purposes; it helps the flowers by retaining moisture and adding nutrients, and it discourages the growth of unwanted plants. It will also make your flower beds look more finished.
Ensure your soil is health by adding mulch. Mulch acts as a protective shield for the soil it covers. Mulch will ensure your soil is kept cool on hot days and protect your roots. It greatly reduces water loss, keeping the soil moist with fewer waterings. As an added bonus, weed growth will be stunted.
You could simply make a new perennials garden in a couple easy steps. Cut into your turf using a spade and then cover the exposed portion with lots of wood chips. Wait a couple of weeks, then you can easily dig into it with a trowel and then plant your favorite perennials.
Many people try to garden, but if you do not know what you are doing, you will not see the best results. Implement these important concepts in building a truly organic garden.