The rewards of an organic garden to your health and eating pleasure are innumerable. It does require some effort, in order to grow, though. Knowing where to start when planning an organic garden can be a little confusing.
Healthy soil will be your best defense against the pests that can invade your garden. Healthy and well-nourished plants will be hardier and therefore better able to prevent pests from taking hold. Use a high-quality organic soil and as few chemicals as possible.
Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. The annuals and biennials are usually fast growing because they only last one season, and this will let you change the garden every season for a nice change of pace. In addition, they work well as gap fillers between other areas, as long as those areas receive plenty of sunlight. Notable collections include sunflower, marigold, hollyhock, rudbeckia, cosmos, and petunia.
Bring some plants into your home to protect them against winter weather. Think about saving your resistant plants or the expensive ones. Carefully dig near the roots and transfer those plants into a flower pot.
Sometimes the soil you want to use for your garden has a high alkaline content. Combine coffee grounds with the soil to reduce this. The coffee grounds are an inexpensive way to give some acid back to the dirt. This can help your veggies and greens look more vibrant and taste better!
To help young plants, try pouring boiling water on top of nearby weeds. A boiling pot of water is one the best and safest herbicides you can find. Just pour boiling water directly on top of the weeds cautiously to avoid damaging your plants. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.
In conclusion, creating and maintaining an organic garden requires hard work, effort and research. It is also true that in order to see results, that you have to keep at it. If you keep the tips provided here in mind, you can find your way to organic gardening success. Enjoy your harvest!