There are a number of methods available that will allow you to create your own thriving, healthy organic garden. You just need to learn them and use them.
Climbing plants and vines are great for covering fences and wall structures. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season. You can also use them in your landscape to cover an existing arbor, or allow them to climb up trees, or through shrubs. Some types of climbers support themselves naturally through twining stems or tendrils, but others will have to be attached to something. Some of these plants include, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle!
If your soil is highly alkaline, try mixing used coffee grounds into the soil. Used coffee grounds will add acidity, helping to optimize the soil’s pH. This solution will make the vegetables you grow healthier and more flavorful.
Always have a plan for the garden prior to the start of planting it. Planning gives you a map of your garden. When your plants begin sprouting and all look alike, you can refer to your plan to remind yourself of which plants are which. It can also aid in identifying the less prominent fledgling plants that lie withing a larger landscaped garden.
Ensuring your plants are both dry and aerated is a great way to keep them healthy. Damp leaves can lead to plant disease and parasites. Fungi is very common. Fungicidal spray treatments can contain fungi, but spraying prior to problems even developing in the first place is the best way to go about it.
You can prevent pests using other plants or natural materials. Slugs are repelled by bordering your vegetable garden with either onions or marigolds. You can also mulch around trees and shrubs with wood ash, which drives away insects. Natural remedies, like the ones listed, will help reduce the need and usage of harsh chemical pesticides.
If you decide to grow peas, think about planting them indoors when you first start them off, as opposed to planting them outdoors. Seeds that are planted indoors will enjoy superior germination. Seedlings raised indoors are hardier, too; they can stand up better to diseases and insects. You could transplant the seedlings outdoors once they are able to survive and thrive.
Aid them by dumping any leftover water from steaming vegetables over them. You can also use tea or coffee grounds to acidify soil for plants such as rhododendrons and gardenias. Spray your plants with a 9:1 mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide to eliminate fungus without harming your plants.
If you have problems keeping the dog out of the garden, spray things like aftershave, perfume or other scents on the grass surrounding the garden. This helps mask the attractive scents and can make your garden unappealing to them.
To attract the right kind of insects, plant heather. Heather is quite alluring to bees; when spring comes along, it provides the bees with a source of nectar early. Spiders, ground beetles, and other useful insects spend time in undisturbed heather beds. Keep this in mind and remember to always wear appropriate gardening gloves.
If you like the concept of organic horticulture, then why not take it one step further by leaving some of your land undeveloped for the area’s wildlife? You will then find that the wildlife that can help you create a garden that can flourish become present; from birds to insects, they’ll be around your garden and help your produce grow better.
Any person can create a garden. However, only those who possess the right information will receive the most benefit from their garden. Implement these important concepts in building a truly organic garden.