In the world of organic horticulture, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Plant some perennials in your garden that repel slugs. Snails and slugs are garden nightmares, and only need a single evening to obliterate a plant. They gravitate towards perennials with smooth thin leaves, particularly on younger plants. Perennials with hairy, tough leaves as well as those with unpleasant taste are not appetizing to snails and slugs. Some of the best varieties of these include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, and heuchera.
If powdery mildew appears on your plants, don’t purchase expensive chemical solutions. Mix a solution of baking soda, water, and a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid. Then, spray this mixture onto all of your infected plants once each week till the mildew is gone. This method is not going to cause any damages to your plants and the mildew will go away slowly.
Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. You can hide an unsightly wall or fence, in as little as one growing season, with the right selection of climbing plant. They can cover an arbor, or grow through trees and shrubs. Some climbers you plant will have to be tied off and supported, but others have no problem attaching themselves to any surface using their tendrils or twining stems Climbing roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis, and jasmine are some great plants to try out.
For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Bulbs are hearty and will continue to grow every year. Plant bulbs that will bloom at various intervals to ensure beautiful flowers are growing in your garden all year long.
Vegetables should be planted in an area where they will get a minimum of six hours of daily sunlight. Most members of the vegetable family need this minimum of light for proper growth. The same can be said for some flowers.
After you have read the suggestions here, you will have a better idea of what you need in order to be an organic gardener. There are many resources available; you just have to learn how to find and use them. If you keep this information in mind, you should be able to grow a great organic garden in no time.