One of the best ways to improve your diet and make it healthier is to start and maintain an organic garden. Consider your garden an investment of your time and hard work. Perhaps you are hesitating about where to begin.
Always allow your plants to adapt gradually to any changes in light conditions, temperatures or soils, if you do not, you might shock them and cause them to die. Try placing them outside in sunlight for about an hour or maybe two the first day. Gradually increase the the time they spend outside over a one week period. At week’s end, the plants should be welcoming of their new home.
Start your seedlings in pots inside and then transplant them into your garden. Once the plant is hardy enough, plant it in your garden. This is also a good way to tighten up your planting schedule. Using this method, you can remove the mature plants, then put the seedlings in their places.
Biennials and annuals are great if you would like to better your flower bed. By utilizing quick-growing biennials and annuals, not only will you be brightening up your flower bed, you can also alter its look each season and each year. These kinds of flowers are also excellent for filling in gaps between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. Notable varieties include cosmos, rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock, marigold and sunflower.
When gardening, beware of stink bugs and other insects, particularly in the autumn. These bugs like to eat beans, peppers, tomatoes, and many kinds of fruits. If kept unchecked they can certainly do a ton of a damage to your garden so you should do what you need to to reduce their population.
Be sure to weed your garden. Weeds can be extremely detrimental to your garden. White vinegar can be used as a natural herbicide. Yes, white vinegar actually kills weeds! If you’re annoyed with pulling up weeds manually, douse them with a white vinegar solution.
Do not mow your lawn close to the bottom. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. When grass is cut too low the roots will not grow as deep, and your lawn may suffer from brown patches.
Do you like mint, but not how they ruin your garden? You can control the growth of the mint leaves by growing them in a large container rather than in your garden. You can then plant the container down in the ground if you like, but the walls of the container will hold the roots captive, and keep the plant from taking over your garden!
You should think about planting evergreens that yield berries in your garden. The evergreens will add some color to your garden or yard, especially during the winter, when other plants have died or lost color. Some plants provide color during the winter like the Winterberry, and American Holly, the American Cranberrybush and the Common Snowberry.
A successful organic garden is the result of hard work and a good understanding of the principles involved. For the best results, you need to be dedicated to the work. If you keep the tips provided here in mind, you can find your way to organic horticulture success. Enjoy your harvest!