Growing an organic garden is a very pleasant and rewarding activity. Horticulture can be overwhelming for a beginner. How should a novice approach the learning experience of growing plants? Well, read the tips below, of course!
Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. These usually grow quickly, and provide an easy-to-change solution to making your flower beds bright and beautiful. They allow you to select different flowers from one year or season to the next. These kinds of flowers are also excellent for filling in gaps between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. Notable collections include sunflower, marigold, hollyhock, rudbeckia, cosmos, and petunia.
If you want your garden full of flowers spring through summer, plant bulbs. Since bulbs are easy to grow and resistant to poor weather conditions, they will grow without fail year after year. Plant bulbs that will bloom at various intervals to ensure beautiful flowers are growing in your garden all year long.
Make sure air can circulate around your plants, and keep leaves moisture-free. Many diseases, as well as most parasites, prefer moisture. Fungi is very common. Fungicide sprays can deal with fungal infestations, but they are most effective if you apply them before a fungus problem becomes noticeable.
Separate irises. You can create additional irises by splitting up irises that are growing into each other’s space. When the foliage has died off, it is time to harvest the iris bulbs. The bulbs should split up normally in the hand, and should flower when replanted for the next year. Rhizomes may need to be divided by using a knife. From the outside cut the new pieces and then get rid of the old center. Each piece must have a minimum of one strong offshoot. You also need to make sure that you replant the new pieces as soon as possible.
There are natural materials, and you can also use other plants to help keep pests away from your garden. Onions and marigolds can help to deter slugs. You can also prevent insect pests by using wood ash like mulch around your trees and shrubs. Natural materials and plants can be just as effective as chemical pesticides at keeping unwanted visitors out of your garden!
To grow peas, try growing them indoors first, instead of outside. The seeds will grow better in your home if planted there first. The seedlings will also be heartier, which means they can resist pests and diseases better. When these pea plants are sturdy, you can place them outside in your garden.
This article should give you a good idea why organic horticulture is a great activity. Taking care of a garden is a fun and relaxing experience. These tips will help you get your organic garden started.