Everything You May Have Wondered About Gardening


In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.

You don’t need expensive chemicals to treat powdery mildew on plants. Mix a solution of baking soda, water, and a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid. Spray this mix on your plants every week and the mildew should go away. Your plants will not be harmed by the baking soda, but the mildew will definitely not like it!

Always make sure to mow your lawn to the appropriate length, always making sure that the cut is not too close. If you leave more height to your grass, the roots will grow deeper into the soil, making the lawn stronger and more resistant to drying out. When you cut the grass too short, the roots are often not deep enough, which causes your lawn to have dry patches of brown, discolored grass.

TIP! Both cat grass and wheat grass are good for giving your errant feline pause. Try putting mothballs or citrus on your soil to wards pets away.

Your vegetable garden should get at least six hours of sun daily. Proper sunlight is a prerequisite for proper growth. Some flowers have the same requirement for growth.

Coffee Grounds

If you discover that your soil is very alkaline, take used coffee grounds and mix them thoroughly with your soil. Using coffee grounds is a less expensive way to make your soil more acidic than trying to replace your topsoil. Balanced soil will produce more flavorful, crisp vegetables and greens.

TIP! If you learn that your soil has a high amount of alkaline, mix some used coffee grounds into it. The coffee grounds are a very inexpensive way to add acid back into the dirt.

Divide irises. Splitting up overgrown groups of irises will allow you to easily increase the number of irises in your garden. When the foliage dies it’s time to lift the bulbous irises out of the ground. The bulbs should split naturally, and the replanted bulbs will usually flower within a year. If you have a rhizome you will need to split it with a knife. Cut the center out of each rhizome but save the pieces. Each piece should retain a minimum of one sturdy offshoot capable of spurting new growth. Set your cuttings into the ground right away.

After you have read these suggestions, you can understand what you need to do to be a wonderful organic gardener. There is much to do and only a few particular ways to do it best, at the right time and under the most suitable conditions. When you keep this in mind, you can go about planting and growing a garden in your own way.