When you use the correct organic gardening products, techniques, and equipment, it shows. It shows that you care about taking care of your plants and that you want them to grow up healthy. This is a very good thing to do. However, there are always ways to learn new skills, and hone your existing ones. Here are some suggestions that can help.
Your plants need to adapt and must be gradually introduced to changes in temperature or condition. At first, only leave them outside for a brief period of time. Gradually increase the the time they spend outside over a one week period. By the end of the week, your plants should be ready to make the big move with no problem!
Healthy soil will be your best defense against the pests that can invade your garden. Healthy plants are stronger and more able to resist both pests and disease. Use a high-quality organic soil and as few chemicals as possible.
Use climbers for covering fences and walls. These versatile plants can grow over fences to enhance the fence’s appearance. Often, climbers grow quickly, so you’ll get the effect you want by the time the season changes. You can also use them in your landscape to cover an existing arbor, or allow them to climb up trees, or through 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. Excellent varieties include honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses and clematis.
When partaking in gardening activities, particularly in the autumn months, keep an eye on those stink bugs. Fruits, peppers and tomatoes are among the foods they love to eat. If you do not check, they do a lot of damage to plants so try to get rid of them if you can.
Protect your delicate deciduous shrubs from harsh elements. If you have some tender shrubs that are in planters, you need to protect them from cold weather. Tie the tops together, and loosely cover the wigwam with a blanket or sheet. This method is preferred to wrapping a plant in plastic, since it promotes circulation and prevents rotting.
You should get a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool for garden work. Get a portable stool if you want to garden comfortably without damaging your knees. You often need to move large objects from place to place, so it’s a good idea to have a sturdy, well-balanced wheelbarrow.
Use care when you are watering the garden. A soaker hose will save you time because you won’t have to individually water each plant, like you do with a regular nozzle, or a can that you need to constantly refill. Turn the water on at low pressure so your delicate plants will not be damaged by the soaker hose. It can water the plants for two hours so that you can do other things.
Now you have everything you need to work in your organic garden– the correct products and tools, and most importantly, the skill! Good for you! The above tips were constructed to add to your personal organic gardening techniques, as you are never done learning. With luck, you have learned something you can use to get the most from your garden.