Many individuals prefer organic gardening, as they fear the possible long-term effects on their health as well as the environment from the many commercial pesticides and fertilizers that are used. A lot of techniques for organic gardening actually don’t cost a lot of money. Read on to learn a few tips if you are thinking about growing your own organic garden.
Select plant varieties capable of producing large yields. If yield is important, choose hybrids designed to resist cold and diseases rather than traditional varieties.
For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Since bulbs are easy to grow and resistant to poor weather conditions, they will grow without fail year after year. Choose from the variety of bulbs that bloom at various times of the growing season for a garden of color all spring and summer long.
For an unusual, but effective, organic solution to weeding young plants, try “boiling” the weeds away. Any vessel of boiling water that you can carry safely can be used as an organic herbicide. One simple layer across the weeds with a pot of boiling water will take care of the problem, but you have to remember the same applies to your plants, as well. Boiling water kills weeds by destroying their roots. Weeds won’t be able to survive, never mind grow, with damaged weeds.
Your plants should always be kept in an aerated, dry area. Parasites are attracted to the moisture on plants. Fungus is a common problem when plants are allowed to remain damp. To control fungi, use a fungicide spray on the area before you notice any problems.
Make sure to fertilize your garden. Manure can be very helpful in growing plants, but it is essential to use a commercial product that has been composted, in order to minimize pathogen risk. Although there are plenty of fertilizer choices, don’t be concerned with which one you use; just be sure to use one.
Whether you have been gardening for a few days or a few decades, you must never deviate from the instructions on the labeling of all implements and chemicals. Failure to follow instructions can be dangerous or painful. For example, some chemicals will irritate your skin if you don’t follow safety rules. Stick to the rules and safeguard your health.
Controlling pests can be quite challenging when trying to grow a healthy, hardy vegetable garden. It’s likely you don’t want to spray pesticides around the vegetables you intend to eat. One way to control gardening pests is to be vigilant. If you catch pests right away, the easiest way to eradicate them is to pick them off plants by hand.
Try to pour a bit of leftover water from your steamed veggies on them. Add coffee grounds or tea leaves to the soil of acid-loving plants like rhododendron and gardenia. A natural cure for plant fungus is chamomile tea. Sprinkle some on the plant, and see if it works.
Choose a plant to use for a focal point. You need a focal point that can catch your eye in garden design. In most cases, an original plant makes a good focal point.
You can help your plants resist disease by spraying them with aspirin water. An aspirin and a half, dissolved in about two gallons of fresh water, is great for your plants. Next, coat the plant with the aspirin mixture by spraying it on the leaves. Spray them once about every three weeks.
By implementing the advice that is in this article, you can expect to have a healthy, toxic free, productive garden in the very near future. A flourishing organic garden will also be an open invitation to some very interesting creatures of the wild that you can look forward to seeing.