You are ready to grow a healthy organic garden. The timing is perfect, and it is time for you to begin. This article contains helpful adivce to get you started in your organic gardening endeavors.
It is important to do your homework so you choose plants that produce higher yields. In many cases, a disease-resistant or cold-tolerant hybrid will produce a higher yield than a traditional variety.
Check the nutrients in the soil before you plant your garden. Have a soil report done. It is cost effective and you can make necessary adjustments, based on the report, to your soil so it is correctly enriched to encourage plant growth. A lot of extension offices will offer this service and it is worth it so you know what your soil needs.
Pre-soak seeds overnight in a dark place. Drop some seeds into a small glass or other container, and fill it with water. This will allow seeds to be watered and they will get a kick start when growing. The seeds will have a better chance of surviving and maturing.
If you find that you have soil that has high amounts of alkaline, mix used coffee grounds throughout the soil. Used coffee grounds will add acidity, helping to optimize the soil’s pH. Improving the pH of your soil will make your vegetables and greens taste even better!
You should make sure to divide your irises. You can get more irises by dividing the overgrown clumps. Once the foliage has died off, lift out your bulbous irises. You will be able to split the bulb easily and replant it to get more flowers next year. Use a knife to carefully divide rhizomes. Cut new pieces from the outside and discard the old center. There needs to be a minimum of one healthy offshoot on each of the new sprout sections. Replant the new shoots right away.
Make sure you read instructions on products and tools before using them. It may seem simple enough, but not following it could lead to chemical burns and skin irritations. Always follow packaging directions to ensure your body’s safety.
Pick a plant that will be a focal point. In any good garden design, a focal point will grab the eye and hold it there. You want to choose a plant that will stand out, as opposed to blending in with the other plants adjacent to it.
Spray old aftershave, perfume, or scented products around the grass of your garden to prevent your dog from entering it. This will work to mask any scent that is attracting dogs, and will make the garden a much less interesting place to for dogs to be.
If you are going for a British feel with your garden, then vary the heights of your plants. If you use a combination of plants that grow to the same height, your garden bed will be uniform and dull looking.
Aspirin water will strengthen your plants against diseases. One and one half aspirin crushed and added to a two gallon container of water will be a great help for your plants. The simple practice of spraying them with the mix will help them fight off diseases. Apply this solution to your plants every few weeks.
You should now feel better about your organic horticulture knowledge. You should be well on your way to be an expert in organic horticulture. These tips will have hopefully given you the tips you need to grow a organic garden.