Many people dream of having their own organic garden, but how many actually get around to doing it? It can be intimidating to someone who does not know anything about organic horticulture. Check out the tips presented here to get some ideas for ways to start your own organic garden. It can be a rewarding hobby with many benefits.
Use the handles of your tools as a handy ruler when doing your outdoor chores. You can convert any large handle tool, such as a hoe, shovel, or rake into a measuring tool. On the floor, simply lay out the handles, then take a tape measure and run it next to them. Label the distances using a permanent marker. Now when you go to work in the garden, you will have a ruler that is large at your fingertips!
Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. Snails and slugs can quickly wreak havoc on a garden. They tend to enjoy perennials that have thin, smooth, tender leaves, especially those of young plants. Some perennials are not preferred meals for snails and slugs, especially if their foliage is hairy and tough, or tastes bad. Several good choices include heuchera, campanula, achillea, and euphorbia.
Plant cool-weather edibles in the fall. A pumpkin can be used as a planting container instead of clay pots. Hollow out the pumpkin and spray with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rot. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
If you want an organic way to weed your garden, try “boiling” them. This is a safe way to eliminate weeds, as this will not damage the soil. Pour the boiling water directly onto the weeds, just make sure you do not damage the nearby plants. The weeds’ roots will be damaged by the boiling water; normally, this prevents them from continuing to grow.
In order to rid your garden of pests, take advantage of plant materials and other organic matter. Onions and marigolds can help to deter slugs. Insects also avoid shrubs and trees that are mulched with wood ash. You will be able to stay away from harsh chemical based pesticides by incorporating these techniques into your horticulture.
Place at least an inch of mulch that is organic in with your veggies! Mulch will keep soil moist for longer. In addition, it will keep the weeds from growing. This can save you a lot of time and effort in pulling out the weeds.
Hopefully this article has taken all of your apprehension about organic gardening completely out of the equation. It is relatively easy to have an organic garden, that you can show off with pride. Soon you can have fresh, environmentally-friendly fruits and vegetables on your table.