There are lots of natural ways that you can grow a healthy, organic garden. In order to use these methods, all you have to do is learn a little bit about them.
Choose higher yield plant varieties. A hybrid designed for your weather, and resistant to local diseases, will give a better yield than non-hybrids.
You can make your flower beds brighter with biennials and annuals. Fast growing biennials and annuals can enliven a flower bed while letting you change up the look each season and year. In an area that is sunny, they make good plants to place in the gaps found between shrubs and perennials. Some plants to get you started include petunia, marigold, sunflower, rudbekcia, and cosmos.
When powdery mildew appears on your plants, you should not rush out to purchase a costly chemical treatment. All it takes is a liquid soap, water, and baking soda mixture. Once a week, spray this on plants to eliminate the mildew. Baking soda won’t harm your plants, and takes care of the mildew efficiently and gently.
Transfer your favorite plants indoors to rescue them from the winter frosts. Maybe you could pick out the most expensive plants or the most hardy ones. Cautiously avoid the roots while digging, and put your plant into a perfectly sized pot.
While working in your garden during the fall season, watch out for those stink bugs! These destructive pests enjoy many kinds of fruit, as well as beans, peppers and tomatoes. If not managed well, they can wreak havoc on your garden.
Irises can be easily divided. You can increase your stock of irises by dividing up overgrown clumps. After the foliage dies, pick up bulbous irises. The bulbs will then split naturally in the palm of your hand and if they’re re-planted, they can flower next year. Rhizomes may need to be divided by using a knife. Cut rhizomes from around the outside then throw away the remaining center. Each piece should retain a minimum of one sturdy offshoot capable of spurting new growth. You also need to make sure that you replant the new pieces as soon as possible.
If you are going to grow peas, start them inside rather then planting them outdoors. Install your plants inside and wait for the seeds to germinate. They will also be stronger, and better equipped to resist disease and insects. When your plants are sturdy, move them outdoors.
Two items you need to invest in when working in a garden are a wheelbarrow, and a kneeling stool. It can be very uncomfortable on the knees when working so close to the ground, so a light, portable stool makes gardening easier. Also, gardening can involve a lot of heavy lifting and moving items, therefore a robust wheelbarrow can make that aspect much easier.
A garden can be planted by anybody. However, those who have taken time to do research will gain the most from their crops. Use what you have learned to make your garden grow!