A Healthy Start: How To Grow An Organic Garden

You are ready to grow a healthy organic garden. Congratulations on making the right decision. This article contains helpful adivce to get you started in your organic gardening endeavors.

Put sod down the right way. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Get rid of weeds and tilth the soil finely. When the soil is clean, pack it tightly and create a flat surface. Gently sprinkle water on the soil until you are certain that it is thoroughly moistened. Staggered rows with offset joints is the best way for the sod to be laid out. Firm sod until there is an even, flat surface; fill in gaps with soil. Sod has to be watered daily for two weeks, and then it can be rooted.

While caring for your garden in the fall, you will want to keep a lookout for stinkbugs. They enjoy tomatoes, peppers, beans, and many different varieties of fruits. Decrease their presence as much as possible to avoid them wreaking havoc in your garden.

TIP! Shoveling soil that is mostly clay can be difficult because of the hardness of the soil, and because it sticks to the shovel. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface.

If you would like to have flowers in your garden that last through the spring and summer seasons, plant bulbs. A hardy perennial addition to your garden, bulbs will continue to delight every year. Different bulbs bloom at various times, so choosing appropriately, you may have blooms early spring to later summer.

Try to grow some wheat or cat grass around your cat’s favorite plants. 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.

When you decide to add vegetables into your garden space, be aware that they must be placed where they will receive direct sunlight for a minimum of six hours daily. Pretty much any vegetable you plant in your garden requires sunshine for this duration. It allows them to grow in the proper manner and also much faster. It’s also the same for some types of flowers.

TIP! If many of the plants in your garden grow close to the ground, some gardening knee pads will prevent pain and knee injuries. You will spend a lot of time on your knees while gardening, which can result in knee pain.

Ensure that your plants are kept dry, and aerated daily. Moisture on the surface of a plant can attract parasites, and cause disease. Fungi are a very common and irritating pest in the world of horticulture. Fungus can be handled with sprays specifically formulated for fungi control, but you must treat the area with spray before seeing any kind of problems.

Divide your irises. You can increase the number of irises you have by splitting clumps that are overgrown. After the foliage dies, pick up bulbous irises. As soon as you pick up the bulb, it’ll split into pieces. That’s okay – in fact, it’s desirable. You can replant the bulb pieces and next year you’ll have a healthy bed of new irises. You can divide rhizomes with a knife. Cut rhizomes from around the outside then throw away the remaining center. Make sure that every cutting contains a viable offshoot. Set your cuttings into the ground right away.

Now you know a bit more about what you are doing in starting an organic garden. If you were under the impression you were good at organic gardening before, you should now feel like an expert! These tips should have helped you get started growing a lovely organic garden.

TIP! Do you enjoy fresh mint, but don’t like how they engulf your garden in their growth? You can control the growth of the mint leaves by growing them in a large container rather than in your garden. If you would like the mint leaves to still be in the ground, simply plant the container, and the leaves will stay within the boundaries of the pot.