If you know what you are doing, organic gardening is a great hobby. The following tips will assist you in becoming an accomplished organic gardener.
Brighten your garden with biennials and annuals. Your flower beds will look different from one season to another. They can be used to fill in gaps in your garden between the perennials or shrubs so your garden looks fuller. There are many flowers you can plant in these gaps. Try marigolds, petunias or sunflowers for a brighter garden.
When winter arrives, you can save some plants by placing them in your home. You should probably save the most resistant or expensive plants. Carefully dig up the plants, using caution not to disturb the roots, then transfer into a pot.
Plants need ample amounts of CO2 to reach their maximum growth. In general, higher amounts of CO2 are related to better plant growth. The best way to obtain a saturated level of carbon dioxide (CO2) is to use a greenhouse. For the best growing conditions you should keep the CO2 levels high.
Don’t cut your grass down by the soil when you run the mower. If you leave more height to your grass, the roots will grow deeper into the soil, making the lawn stronger and more resistant to drying out. Short grass leads to more shallow roots and will result in more brown, dried-out patches.
Vegetable plants should be planted where they can benefit from a minimum of six hours of sunlight every day. Many of the vegetables need a lot of sun, so they can grow right and at a faster pace. Some flowers also have the same needs.
You can use natural materials or other plants in your garden to keep away pests. Slugs stay away from marigolds and onions when they are planted in a garden. Wood ash around your tree will help you keep pests away as well. These are proven methods without having to use harsh chemical pesticides.
Familiarize yourself with the optimum harvesting time of your vegetables. Every veggie variety has an ideal time frame for picking, so it’s important to catch them when their flavors peak. Some vegetables are best when fully ripe and others taste better when harvested early in their development. Plant winter vegetables at the right time for a sweeter flavor. You should know the proper time to pick vegetables.
Protecting your knees while you are horticulture is very important. Most people can’t bend over while standing up for a long period of time. You can kneel instead to help keep your back relaxed while tending to your plants. Get knee pads or a small mat you can use to kneel on if the ground is too hard.
You’ll save time and energy if you keep tools nearby while working in your garden. Keep the tools in a big bucket, or store them in strong pockets in your pants. If you have your pruning shears, spade, trowel and gloves handy, you will be able to get your horticulture chores done much more quickly.
As illustrated above, there is more to becoming a successful organic gardener than most people first imagine. You may have to put in a fair amount of effort, but at the end of the day you will have a wonderful garden. Using the tips that you just learned you can improve your skills in organic horticulture.