You would like to have a garden that uses organic methods to grow healthy plants. Congratulations on making the right decision. Below are some excellent ideas to help you begin down the road to an exceptional organic garden.
Make garden tools do double duty as handy makeshift rulers. You can convert any large handle tool, such as a hoe, shovel, or rake into a measuring tool. Place the handles on the ground and measure them. Use a bright permanent marker and label the distances. This modified ruler will serve you well as you begin working in your garden.
Slug-proof your garden with smart perennial choices. Slugs and snails are voracious eaters that can destroy a plant literally overnight. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Some of examples of these are achillea, heuchera, campanula, helleborus, and euphorbia.
Use proper soil for the best results. You should choose your soil depending on the plants that you are going to plant. You can also make an artificial area using only one type of soil.
When the fall season arrives, it is time to plant your fall edibles. A pumpkin makes a great container, and costs less than a clay pot. Cut an opening in the top of your pumpkin, scoop out the inside, and spray the entire thing with Wilt-Proof. This will prevent rotting. Once this is done, you are ready to plant!
Do you enjoy fresh mint leaves though hate how they grow so fast and take over your entire garden? Instead of planting mint in the ground, confine it to a large pot. You can then plant the container down in the ground if you like, but the walls of the container will hold the roots captive, and keep the plant from taking over your garden!
If you are going to grow peas, start them inside rather then planting them outdoors. Seeds that are planted indoors will enjoy superior germination. The seedlings tend to be healthier, which would help them resist diseases and pests more easily. Once they are strong enough, you can transplant them outside.
Place organic mulch close to your vegetables. Mulch helps the soil surrounding the plants remain moister for a longer time. In addition, mulch will help you to prevent weeds. This can save you a lot of time and effort in pulling out the weeds.
Get a wheelbarrow, and a stool so that you can kneel down while gardening. Spending too much time on the ground working can be quite hard on your knees, and a gardening stool can help alleviate this, plus make things more comfortable for you. Also having a garden usually requires moving heavy dirt and objects, so investing in a wheelbarrow is a very sound investment.
Now you should be much more prepared when it comes to organic gardening. If you thought that you were ready before, well you should now be an expert! Use the advice you have been given to make your organic garden bloom like never before.