Many people turn to organic horticulture because they are worried about the long-term toxic effects of the many commercial fertilizers and pesticides, on both their health and the environment. Also, organic gardening is quite cheap on the whole. To begin your journey into the world of organic horticulture, follow these tips.
To achieve the best growing results, plants need sufficient carbon dioxide. More CO2 generally produces more luxurious plant growth. Greenhouses help contain C02 to keep levels high. To achieve optimal growing conditions, keep the levels of carbon dioxide high in your plants’ environment.
Be sure to weed your garden. Weeds can turn a thriving garden into a total wasteland. White vinegar has been known to kill weeds quickly. White vinegar can kill weeds! Putting white vinegar on your plants gets rid of much of the need to pull out the weeds.
Your vegetable garden should get at least six hours of sun daily. Most vegetables need this amount of sunlight to grow the right way at a faster pace. Some flowers have the same requirement for growth.
Consider adding coffee grounds to your soil if it contains high levels of alkaline. Using coffee grounds is a less expensive way to make your soil more acidic than trying to replace your topsoil. You will notice that your vegetables and greens will have a stronger taste.
Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. Moisture not only attracts parasites, but also makes it easier for your plants to contract diseases. Fungi are a very common and irritating pest in the world of horticulture. You can rid your garden of fungi with fungicidal sprays. However, it is best to treat your garden before there are problems.
If you would love to have access to fresh and healthy mint leaves from your own back yard, but dread the way the plant spreads so quickly, worry not. Instead of planting mint in your garden, keep it in a large container or pot to prevent it from spreading. You can plant the container into the soil if you want to, but the container will restrict the roots, and make sure that the plant doesn’t run rampant in your garden.
Irises can be easily divided. Increase your iris stocks by dividing your overgrown clumps. When the foliage dies it’s time to lift the bulbous irises out of the ground. You will be able to split the bulb easily and replant it to get more flowers next year. Use a knife to divide the rhizomes. New pieces should be cut from the outside, then the old center you want to discard. Each piece should retain a minimum of one sturdy offshoot capable of spurting new growth. The quicker you can replant your cuttings, the better chances they will reappear next season.
Applying the knowledge you learned here to your garden will help ensure you have a thriving, toxin-free garden of your very own. You should notice more wildlife present in your garden if you use natural methods.