There are a variety of all-natural techniques that you can employ that will create a healthy, vibrant organic garden. You only need to learn about them and implement them.
Cover the fences and walls with climbers. Known commonly as climbers, these plants are very versatile, easy to grow, and they will quickly spread out to cover up walls and fences within a single season. They can cover an arbor, or grow through trees and shrubs. There are natural climbers, which use tendrils or stems to wrap around any given surface, while others must be tied with a string or rope. Reliable varieties include wisteria, honeysuckle, climbing roses, clematis, and jasmine.
Plants need ample amounts of CO2 to reach their maximum growth. A high level of CO2 provides an optimum environment for growth. A greenhouse is the best way to create an environment rich in CO2. CO2 levels, when kept high, give your plants optimal growing conditions.
When the fall season approaches, you must prepare to plant your favorite fall veggies and other edibles. A hollowed out pumpkin can become a festive container for kale and lettuce. Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. Once this is done, you are ready to plant!
Plant a little catnip or wheatgrass in the area surrounding the plants that your cat is devouring. You may also place something offensively smelly atop the soil, like citrus peel or mothballs.
Don’t mow your grass too short. If you leave a bit more height, the grass roots will get deeper, making your lawn stronger. The shorter the grass, the shallower the roots, which makes the lawn more likely to develop brown patches.
Irises should be divided. You can increase the number of irises you have by splitting clumps that are overgrown. If you find any dead irises in your garden, immediately pull up the bulbs. You will be able to split the bulb easily and replant it to get more flowers next year. Rhizomes may need to be divided by using a knife. Cut out new pieces from outside the bulb and throw away the old center. Make sure that every cutting contains a viable offshoot. Replant the new shoots right away.
Invest in a quality wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool if horticulture work is going to happen often. Gardening can be very tough on the knees as you spend much time leaning near the ground, so a portable stool can make all the difference to your comfort. Gardening also requires transporting heavy objects and lots of dirt, so purchasing a wheelbarrow can be a very smart investment.
Learn the appropriate time to pick different vegetables. For the optimum flavor, be sure to follow the guidelines for planting and picking. For instance, zucchini and baby peas will taste a lot better if you pick them when they are young. However, you get better taste out of tomatoes that have been allowed to ripen as much as practical while still on their vine. Take some time to learn about the best harvest time for the vegetables that you have growing.
The water that is leftover from the steamed vegetables is great to pour over them. If you grow rhododendrons, azaleas or gardenias, increase the acid in your your soil by working in coffee or tea grounds. Chamomile tea can be an effective treatment against fungus attacking plants.
Anyone can have a garden, but it takes knowledge to have a productive and healthy one. It is important to put these organic tips to good use.