A Healthy Start: How To Grow An Organic Garden



The organic garden needs care, so it is important that you devote enough time to this area. In order to get good results in an organic garden, you need to use smart gardening techniques. A good understanding of organic horticulture is needed to grow healthy plants. If you apply the tips from this article, you will have a lush, green organic garden.

Sod should be laid correctly. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Remove weeds and break your soil until all the clumps are gone. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. Thoroughly water the soil. Sod should be placed in rows that are staggered, where the joints connect to offset each other. The sod should form a flat and firm surface. Fill in gaps with soil. Water the sod everyday for the first two weeks until the roots grow enough.

Always allow your plants to adapt gradually to any changes in light conditions, temperatures or soils, if you do not, you might shock them and cause them to die. On the first day, put them out in sunlight for about an hour or so. Then over the next week, gradually increase the time they are in their new habitat. The plants should be prepared to move outside permanently at the end of this week.

TIP! Consider planting slug-proof perennials. Snails and slugs can quickly wreak havoc on a garden.

If you want to cover up your walls or fences, make sure that you specifically use climbing plants. Plants that climb are extraordinarily versatile, and can help hide an unsightly wall or fence, usually within one season. They can be trained to grow over an arbor, or through trees and shrubs that are already in the garden. Some require a support, while other climbers attach to surfaces using twining stems or tendrils. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.

Stink bugs can damage your garden, especially if you garden in the fall. They like to feast on all kinds of fruits, as well as peppers, tomatoes, and beans. They can do a lot of damage if they are not controlled.

If you want your garden full of flowers spring through summer, plant bulbs. Not only are bulbs hearty and easy to grow, but they’ll continue to grow as time goes on. Various bulbs do not all bloom at the same time, and if you employ this knowledge wisely, your garden can provide freshly blooming flowers for half the year.

TIP! There’s no need for chemical intervention if you discover powdery mildew on leaves. A great home remedy is to mix baking soda with water and a little bit of liquid soap.

Organic Gardening

Organic gardening can help you develop an appreciation for the taste and freshness of your food. You’ll have to put in a lot of effort and be patient, but the results organic gardening can give you are worth all the work.