Organic horticulture is very relaxing and will help you connect with nature. It is a hobby with the goal of growing healthy, pesticide-free food to enjoy. Easier said than done, right? Keep reading to learn what you can do to make your garden succeed.
Learn about plant varieties so you can choose the ones with the best yields. Many times, hybrid plants tend to resist disease, and tolerate the cold weather better than their traditional counterparts, resulting in higher yields.
Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. They are very helpful when trying to fill in gaps between shrubs and perennials in an area that is sunny. Some examples include sunflowers, marigolds, petunias, hollyhocks, cosmos, and rudbeckia.
Use climbers for covering fences and walls. Climbing plants are known to be very versatile, and can help hide any ugly wall or fence, and this often only takes one growing season. You don’t have to worry about removing trees between the climbing plants and the fence, because the trees don’t present obstacles to the climbers’ growth. Some people use climbers as a natural “ceiling” to arbors. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. Excellent varieties include honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses and clematis.
Before you plant a garden you should plan it out. Use your seed packages to make fun markers that will remind you where each type of plant is growing. In addition, some plants are so small you might forget you planted them once all your plants sprout. Planning stops these plants from getting lost in the crowd.
Your plants need to be kept dry, but sill receiving a good amount of air. If your plants are moist, this can attract disease and parasites. A fungus is one of the most important and debilitating parasites for plants. You can control fungi with fungicides, but you must remember to use it before you notice any problems in order for it to work.
If you’re going to grow peas, start them indoors before putting them in the ground outside. The seeds will grow better in your home if planted there first. You will also have hardy seedlings that will be able to resist disease and pests much better. Once the seedlings are sturdy enough, they can be transplanted to their rightful place in the garden.
Make sure you read instructions on products and tools before using them. If you don’t do this, you could cause unnecessary skin irritations, which are very painful. Keep yourself safe by carefully following all instructions.
Plant with the colors of autumn in mind. This might not be the reason why. Autumn is the most colorful season of all, foliage-wise. There are many variations in leaf color with different varieties of Maple, Beech and Dogwood trees that can give you lively yellows and deep crimsons. Some very good shrubs to choose are barberry, hydrangea, and cotoneaster, which is a member of the rose family.
Make sure to water your garden properly. You can save time by using soaker hoses when watering plants. By doing this, you won’t need to water your plants individually. Make sure that your water pressure is set to low, so that no harm will come to any tender plants. Set the soaker hose to water your all your plants over a couple hours, and then you will be free to get other things done.
Organic horticulture allows you to work hard and enjoy the fruits of your labor. When you enjoy this hobby, you can find new opportunities to grow healthy and nutritious foods. You can be a successful, effective organic gardener by using this information and working hard.