People have many different reasons for considering an organic gardening approach. For example, some people appreciate the health benefits but are unsure about what equipment and tools are needed to get started. Additionally, there are a variety of seeds with different planting times to consider. Here are a few tips and techniques you can use to get started in your own organic garden.
Clay soil can be a real pain to work with as it often sticks to the end of the shovel. Take the hard work out of using a shovel in clay soil by rubbing a light coat of car or floor wax over the surface with a clean cloth and buff the surface. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.
If you want to cover up your walls or fences, make sure that you specifically use climbing plants. Many climbers can cover the wall or fence in as little as one growing season. Climbers can also be trained to grow and cover an arbor, and they will grow through or around existing trees and shrubs. Some need to be tied to a support, whereas certain climbers attach themselves to a surface with tendrils or twining stems. Climbing roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis, and jasmine are some great plants to try out.
Keep your plants thriving through the winter by bringing them inside. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Always be careful when digging around the roots, and put the plant in a suitable pot.
Your plants will reach maximum growth if they have a sufficient supply of carbon dioxide. A high level of CO2 provides an optimum environment for growth. A great way to reach these CO2 levels is through a greenhouse. CO2 levels are best kept high, in order to provide optimal growing conditions for your plants.
Regular weeding is essential to the health of any garden. Weeds can kill a precious garden. To help with the removal, you can use white vinegar. White vinegar will kill those pesky weeds. A spray solution is much easier to apply than to rid your garden of weeds by hand.
Before planting seeds, soak them overnight. Place them in a cupboard or other place where they won’t be exposed to light. Place some seeds into a small container, then fill it with water until it is almost to the top. The idea here is for your seeds to become fully hydrated by the time they hit the dirt. The seeds will now have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
The importance of organic food in your diet cannot be understated, although achieving this in your own backyard can be challenging. Following the advice you have read here is a great first step in starting your own successful organic garden that you can enjoy for years to come.