Tips On How To Maintain A Good Garden

Lots of natural ways exist for growing a bright and healthy organic garden. You just need to learn them and use them.

Choose plants that will give you the most yield at harvest time. Traditional strains are often out-performed by hybrids that have been bred for cold tolerance or disease resistance.

During winter, you should take your favorite plants inside. Choose the plants that are most likely to survive. Dig the plant up without damaging the roots and place it a big enough pot.

It is important to choose the right type of soil if you want to achieve the best results. Depending on the types of plants you would like to grow, your garden’s soil might need to be amended with different substances to alter drainage, acidity and other charactheristics that make plants happy. You can also create an artificial area with only one kind of soil.

Consider growing wheat grass or cat grass near the plants your cat enjoys eating. You can put something over the soil which surrounds the plants which has a bad smell to cats to deter them.

Protect your deciduous shrubs which are tender. Shrubs in pots especially need special care in the colder weather. Pull the canes together at the top and securely tie them. Next, using a sheet or perhaps even a blanket, cover the structure. People sometimes use plastic to wrap their plants, but plastic can cause the plants to rot because it impedes air circulation.

Irises should be divided. You can create additional irises by splitting up irises that are growing into each other’s space. Lift bulbous irises when the foliage is dead. These bulbs will divide into several parts naturally when you pick them up. You can then replant them, and watch them flower the following year. You should divide rhizomes using a knife. Cut the new pieces from its outside and dispose of the older center. At the least, each piece will need to have one strong offshoot. Replant them immediately.

Fertilize your garden regularly. Manure can help your plants grow quickly, but you must use only commercially created products to reduce the chance of contracting pathogens. There are a lot of different ways to fertilize plants; make sure you actually take the time to do it.

Using pest-resistant plants or natural materials in your garden is a good way to keep pests away. A border of onions or marigolds around a vegetable garden can repel slug. Using wood ash as mulch around the base of trees and shrub seedlings will also help keep away insect pests. These methods prevent use of harsh chemicals.

When you are growing organic plants within the home or an enclosed area, considering how much light the plants will receive must be emphasized. Ideally, these plants should be kept in a room that offers natural light from a window or glass door. Otherwise, you could simply use your own lights.

Anyone can have a garden, but it takes knowledge to have a productive and healthy one. Put these organic gardening tips to use.