For some people, organic gardening is a relaxing activity, while for others, it is a bother. The following tips will assist you in becoming an accomplished organic gardener.
Using a shovel in clay soil is a lot of work, not only is the clay hard, but it will stick to the shovel and make it twice as hard to handle. Try applying a coat of wax onto your spade prior to working with clay soil, and then buff the spade head with a cloth. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.
If mildew is forming on your plants, you should not purchase an expensive chemical. Put a little baking soda and some dish soap in water. Spray the mixture on the plants once every seven days or so until you no longer see the mildew. This method is not going to cause any damages to your plants and the mildew will go away slowly.
If you want your garden to blossom with flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant some bulbs in it. Bulbs are hardy, easy to grow into flowers, and will blossom for several years. Different bulbs bloom at various times, so choosing appropriately, you may have blooms early spring to later summer.
Pre-soak seeds overnight in a dark place. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn’t too large for the plant you’ll be growing. Fill that container with water, almost to the top. This lets water soak into the seeds, giving them an extra boost of hydration when they start growing. The seeds will be better able to survive and grow up.
Consider growing wheat grass or cat grass near the plants your cat enjoys eating. Another option is to place offensively smelling objects on the topsoil near and around the plants you want to protect. Citrus peels or mothballs are a couple of examples.
If you have a vegetable garden, one of your main enemies is garden pests. While chemicals can help with pest control, you should avoid using overly harsh ones, as veggies you grow in your garden are meant for eating. One way to control gardening pests is to be vigilant. If you catch the pests early, the best removal technique is just to take them off your plants by hand.
If you are going for a British feel with your garden, then vary the heights of your plants. Using plants that all grow the same height result in a flat and uniform looking bed.
Young children will love it if you plant strawberries that bear continually, and organic gardens are the perfect place to do it. Kids really enjoy plucking snacks directly from the ground, and may have greater enthusiasm for the work if they see the results of their labor right away.
Now that you’ve read this article, you can see that there is much more to do with organic gardening than meets the eye. You need to work hard at it and be patient, and if you can do that then you will see a dazzling organic garden. The next time you are working in your garden, use the advice from this article to grow things without the use of harsh chemicals.