People who start doing organic gardening do so because they don’t like toxic effects of pesticides and fertilizers. Also, organic gardening can save you a lot of money. Read on for some advice about how to work in your organic garden.
Cover fences and walls with lots of climbers. Climbing foliage is a great way to disguise unsightly features on your property, sometimes in the span of just one season. They may also grow through tress and shrubs that are already grown, or you can train them to cover your arbor. Some varieties will climb and attach using their tendrils or branches, but some will need to be trained or supported with ties. Some of these plants include, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle!
When winter comes, you can save a few plants by transferring them inside the house. You should probably save the most resistant or expensive plants. When you dig up the plant, carefully avoid the roots then place it in a container.
If your soil has high alkaline amounts, mix some coffee grounds into it. This is a great and cheap way to increase the acid levels in your dirt. When you use them, you will start to notice that your vegetables are tastier and more vibrant in color.
Instead of leaving clumps of irises intact, divide them so that your flowers can grow in a more healthy manner. Take clumps that have become overgrown and divvy them up into separate plants. If you notice a dead foliage, lift the bulb. The bulbs split in your hand, then you replant them, and they will most likely flower next year. Use a knife to divide the rhizomes. From the outside cut the new pieces and then get rid of the old center. Each new piece you cut should possess at least one healthy offshoot. Plant immediately.
To keep pests away, you can use plants in the garden or other natural materials. Onions and marigolds can get rid of pests in the garden. Wood ash, when used like mulch, can keep away pests after it is spread around a tree base and shrub seedlings. Natural remedies, like the ones listed, will help reduce the need and usage of harsh chemical pesticides.
Applying the knowledge you learned here to your garden will help ensure you have a thriving, toxin-free garden of your very own. 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.