All it takes to grow an organic garden is a few natural growing methods. You just have to learn these ways and utilize them.
Shoveling soil that is mostly clay can be difficult because of the hardness of the soil, and because it sticks to the shovel. To make your digging project easier, apply a coat of automobile wax to your shovel first and then buff it lightly. This will both make the clay fall off of the surface, and prevent the surface from rusting.
TIP! The handles on your gardening tools can be used as a convenient measuring instrument. You can convert any large handle tool, such as a hoe, shovel, or rake into a measuring tool.
A garden with a foundation of healthy soil is the best defense against pests. Healthier plants are stronger, which in turn can help the plants you grow to become more resistant to disease and bugs that can harm them. So if you want your garden to provide plants that are as healthy as possible, you need a good quality soil that contains few chemicals and that can accumulate salts over time.
TIP! When it’s autumn, you know what that means. It’s time to plant fall vegetables! Why not plant lettuce and kale inside a hollowed-out 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.
Use biennials and annuals to add color to your flower beds. These fast growth plants make flower beds vibrant, and they let you alter the appearance seasonally and annually. You can use them between the gaps in shrubs and perennials where there is plenty of sun. Attention-getting options exist such as sunflowers and petunias.
TIP! For an unusual, but effective, organic solution to weeding young plants, try “boiling” the weeds away. A pot of boiling hot water can be one of the most safe weed destroyers.
Consider growing wheat grass or cat grass near the plants your cat enjoys eating. Another option is to place offensively smelling objects on the topsoil near and around the plants you want to protect. Citrus peels or mothballs are a couple of examples.
TIP! Learn the proper way to handle chemicals, and the right way to use garden tools. You might end up damaging your plants or getting a skin irritation.
Make sure to protect your tender shrubs from the elements. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. First tie together the tops; then take a sheet or blanket and loosely shroud the wigwam. When you do this you allow air to flow and circulate which can actually prevent rotting, this method is great and better than just wrapping your plant in some plastic.
TIP! To keep your dog out of your garden, spray old perfume, aftershave, or other scented items in the grass around it. Your dog will be less attracted to your garden when these scents overpower compost scents and other smells dogs like.
To save your knees from the wear and tear of horticulture, invest in some knee pads if your garden includes a lot of low-growth plants. Your knees will take a beating if you spend a great deal of time on the ground while tending your garden. With good knee pads, you can stay in the garden longer, and more comfortably.
TIP! During the hottest hours of each day, your vegetables become too soft, and even gentle harvesting will cause damage and bruising. Use garden shears to remove your vegetables from the vine to avoid damaging the plant.
When tending a vegetable garden, you might find that pest control is a bit difficult. It is wise to limit the use of harsh chemicals, because the vegetables will be eaten. To safely keep your garden pest-free, keep a sharp eye out. By noticing them at an early stage, you can simply pluck them away from your plants with your fingers.
TIP! To create an attractive, quintessentially English garden, you need to use a mixture of different plants that all grow to varying heights in each bed. If you want a more organized look, select plants that will grow to the same height and put them in the same bed.
Do not use broad-spectrum pesticides within your garden. These pesticides can kill the useful insects that work as predators to pests. Beneficial insects are more susceptible to strong pesticides than the insects you are actually trying to get rid of. This will lead you to end up killing off the good bugs in your garden, leaving the field wide open for the harmful ones. This can result in your using more pesticides to eradicate the problem. While anybody can plant a few seeds, only people who’ve educated themselves can create an amazing, thriving organic garden. Make sure to use these organic tips.
TIP! Indoor plants need an environment that is between 65 and 75 degrees. Young plants need a temperature within that specific range to grow.