Application of correct organic horticulture tips and products will shine through in the quality of your garden. It signifies that you have care for your plants and you desire good health for them. People will admire you because of this, and you will get a lot of respect from the organic horticulture community. As any other skill, your organic gardening skills will only grow with time and experience. Read on for some insights that can prove to be invaluable.
Use annuals and biennials to enliven your flower beds. Fast growing biennials and annuals will brighten a garden and permit you to change looks from one season to another. In addition, they work well as gap fillers between other areas, as long as those areas receive plenty of sunlight. Some flowers you can use are rudbekia, petunias, cosmos, marigolds, or sunflowers.
Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. You can hide an unsightly wall or fence, in as little as one growing season, with the right selection of climbing plant. They can be trained to grow over an arbor, or through trees and shrubs that are already in the garden. Some need to be tied to a support, whereas certain climbers attach themselves to a surface with tendrils or twining stems. Excellent varieties include honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses and clematis.
When winter arrives, you can save some plants by placing them in your home. It’s a good idea to save any expensive plants or those that will thrive in indoor heat. Carefully loosen the dirt around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot filled with the same soil.
Yes, you really have to weed. Weeds can truly ruin a good garden. A clever way to accomplish this is with the help of some white vinegar. Use it instead of chemical solutions to kill weeds. Put some white vinegar in a spray bottle, and spray directly on weeds. If you don’t want to pull weeds out by hand anymore, give vinegar a try.
When you grow veggies in a garden, you need to ensure they get at least six hours of good sunlight each day. Many types of veggies require this amount in order to thrive and produce the food source that you are hoping for. Some flowers are especially sun-loving as well.
Make sure you protect any tender deciduous shrubs. Tender, potted shrubs must be protected when the weather is cold. Tie the tops of the canes together; then take a sheet and cover the wigwam loosely. This method is much better than wrapping the plant in plastic, as it allows air to circulate, which can prevent rotting.
Irises can be easily divided. Divide any overgrown clumps to increase your stock. Once the foliage has died off, lift out your bulbous irises. The bulbs often divide in your hand with no intervention on your part, and when you replant them, they will usually flower the following year. Divide up the rhizomes with a knife. Cut new outside pieces and dispose of the center. Each piece must have a minimum of one strong offshoot. Replant your pieces right away.
The best gardens from an environmental standpoint originate from seeds, instead of plants. Starting with your own seeds is more environmentally friendly than buying plants from a nursery. Packaging materials for many plants utilize plastics that are not recyclable, so avoid these containers and choose instead to sow your garden with seeds or utilize organic pots.
You now have the information you need to start applying these tips to your own organic garden. You are ready to start your own garden. Learning is a never-ending process. The tips you have read above, of course, cover just the basics. With luck, you have learned something you can use to get the most from your garden.