The organic trend is becoming more popular, as are holistic lifestyles. People who want to develop a more environmentally friendly attitude may not know where to start to reap the benefits of organic horticulture. Read on into the following paragraphs for organic tips you can use.
To prevent your plants’ systems from becoming shocked, you need to gradually transition them from higher to lower temperatures. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day. Then over a weeks time, slightly increase their time outside. After a week’s time, the plants should be fine staying outside.
Clay soil can be very hard to work with, and you will often find that it sticks to the shovel. Take the hard work out of using a shovel in clay soil by rubbing a light coat of car or floor wax over the surface with a clean cloth and buff the surface. This will both make the clay fall off of the surface, and prevent the surface from rusting.
A simple way to lower the alkaline content of your soil is to dilute it with coffee grounds. Used coffee grounds will add acidity, helping to optimize the soil’s pH. This simple act can lead to vegetables that taste better and look more appealing.
Use fertilizer for maximum planting success. Manure is a great garden additive, but it is important that you choose a manure that has been composted commercially so that there is less of a risk of pathogens. There are numerous types of fertilizers available. What type you select is less of a concern; any kind of fertilizer is better than none.
Try growing your peas indoors for the first couple months. If you give them a chance to grow indoors where they are protected, they will germinate better. The seedlings will also be heartier, which means they can resist pests and diseases better. When your plants are sturdy, move them outdoors.
Read instructions on new gardening chemicals and tools before you use them. It may seem simple enough, but not following it could lead to chemical burns and skin irritations. Keep your health intact and follow the directions to the letter.
The prevent your dog from trampling through your garden, spray some old aftershave, perfume or other heavily scented things on the grass around your plants. Your dog will find more interesting scents to explore elsewhere and leave your garden alone.
The more you know about organic gardening, the easier your gardening will be. While these tips primarily cover only the basics, they give you a place to start your organic gardening venture.