Organic gardening is wonderfully therapeutic and anyone can enjoy it. Yet for someone who is just a novice, gardening can be a really intimidating thing to think about. How then should someone who does not have any experience start getting involved with organic gardening? If so, keep reading. You are only minutes away from becoming a better gardener.
It may be helpful to let your plants begin their life in a pot and to transfer them to your garden when they’re seedlings. Doing this will increase the survival rate of all your outdoor plants. This method also reduces the waiting time between plantings. The seedlings are ready to go, once you remove the mature plants.
Plant slug-proof perennials. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. They tend to enjoy perennials that have thin, smooth, tender leaves, especially those of young plants. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Some of the best varieties of these include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, and heuchera.
Climbing plants and vines are great for covering fences and wall structures. 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. A number of climbers need to be attached to a support, but others just take care of their own attachments via tendrils and stems that twine. Plants such as clematis, wisteria, climbing roses, or honeysuckle are always great choices.
A certain amount of CO2 is necessary for plants to maximize their growth potential. If the level of CO2 is extremely high, your plants will grow much better. A greenhouse will provide plants with an environment rich in carbon dioxide. If you have a greenhouse, keep CO2 levels high.
When gardening in the fall, you need to be watching for stink bugs. These bugs like to eat beans, peppers, tomatoes, and many kinds of fruits. Proper measures should be taken in order to ensure minimal damage to your crops.
The approach of fall means you need to start planting autumn goodies. A pumpkin makes a great container, and costs less than a clay pot. Hollow out the pumpkin and spray with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rot. Once this is done, you are ready to plant!
Ensuring your plants are both dry and aerated is a great way to keep them healthy. Plant moisture is a big attraction to both parasites and plant diseases. A commonplace plant parasite is fungi. Sprays and liquids exist that are perfect for killing the fungi, but be sure you use it on the area before the fungi actually appear.
The best gardens start with seeds, as opposed to plants. Not only is this more of an effective method for gardening, but it’s also more environmentally-friendly. Many of the plastics used for gardening simply end up going in the trash and clogging land fills. An environmentally-friendly garden is started with seeds or plants grown in organic pots.
Now you should be able to see why organic gardening can be such an enjoyable activity to participate in. The activity is fun, relaxing, rewarding and potentially challenging. If you remember these tips the next time you are in the garden, you will be much more successful.