Tips And Techniques For A Great Organic Garden

 

 

Yes, it’s true; thinking about digging outside in the dirt and watching little seeds grow seems like a long process. And of course, it involves thinking about investing money and resources into something that may never grow. Still, it’s important to learn the best way to grow your own garden. That’s what the tips below are for.

All plants need an adequate supply of carbon dioxide in order to thrive. A high level of CO2 provides an optimum environment for growth. A greenhouse will provide the best method of providing enough CO2 for your plants. When it is exposed to high carbon dioxide levels, a plant has the best growing condition possible.

If your tomato plants have long branches that are not flowering or producing fruit, go ahead and pinch them off. It won’t hurt the plant, but will actually help. Pruning back the branches that are not producing fruit, allows the plant to focus its energy and nutrients on producing larger and more flavorful fruit.

When gardening, be sure to use proper posture. Don’t lift with your back, and try to bend at the knees instead of at the waist. Keep your back straight when bending over. This allows you to use stronger and more flexible muscle groups to lift, and also protects your spine.

Dish washing soap can repel insects. If you find insects ravaging your garden, fill a spray bottle with water and add a squirt of dish soap. Spray the foliage of your plants and watch the insects flee. They will leave your garden alone until the soap washes away. Simply reapply as needed.

For a healthy, weed-free lawn, cut your grass at the highest point recommended for the blend of grass you’re growing. Cutting your grass too short won’t mean you have to mow less often. Instead, it allows weeds to take hold, and causes water to evaporate. Longer grass can better protect itself against weeds, drought, and pests.

Try planting a ‘one-color’ garden bed. While this takes quite a bit of work, due to the limitations of the color palette, it can create a very striking visual. The emphasis is placed more on shape and structure, and it is especially helpful in a small garden, as it makes the area appear much larger. Remember that ‘one-color’ doesn’t mean a single shade. Use all shades in the color palette. For example a blue garden can feature flowers in shades of blue, purple and mauve.

When gardening, remember to take care of your knees! Many people find it difficult to bend over for extended periods of time when standing up. Kneeling is a great way to reach your plants without causing stress to your back. A kneeling pad can be placed under your knees to help reduce the pain from compression.

Gardening can be temperamental at times, though when you put a lot into it, you are sure to get a lot out of it. So, go ahead and use the tips you have learned here to get started and create a garden that is pleasing and productive.