Many people want an organic garden, but never try it. It can seem like a daunting task to learn all that it takes to have a successful garden the natural way. Follow the advice in this article to overcome the challenges you encounter, and learn how to grow an organic garden successfully. You might even end up loving it!
When planting perennials, seek out those that are resistant to slugs. Slugs and snails are voracious eaters that can destroy a plant literally overnight. Snails and slugs like to eat perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if they are young plants. You can discourage snails and slugs from eating your perennials by choosing plants with tougher or distasteful foliage. Some of the best varieties of these include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, and heuchera.
Cover fences and walls with climbing plants. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season. It is possible to get them to grow in conjunction with trees and bushes already on the premises, or train them to drape over arbors. A number of climbers need to be attached to a support, but others just take care of their own attachments via tendrils and stems that twine. Wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle, clematis and some rose varieties are good choices for climbers.
Transfer your favorite plants indoors to rescue them from the winter frosts. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Always be careful when digging around the roots, and put the plant in a suitable pot.
Start your garden off right with seeds, not plants. When starting a new garden, the most environmentally friendly way is to start from seed. Very few nurseries recycle the plastics that they use as containers for their plants, so the majority of these containers are thrown away and dumped in landfills. Therefore, it is better for the environment to plant a garden with seeds or to find a nursery that packages its plants using organic materials.
Use fertilizer for maximum planting success. Use commercially composted products in your garden to help your plants grow. This will reduce the chance of pathogens. There are many fertilization methods out there; the type is not quite as important as actually using something.
Whether you have been gardening for a few days or a few decades, you must never deviate from the instructions on the labeling of all implements and chemicals. Irritation of the skin or even more serious injuries are possible if you ignore manufacturer’s directions. Wear protective gear, and use the products as directed.
Don’t use pesticides that aren’t meant to kill specific types of garden pests. These strong pesticides are non-selective, killing beneficial insects as well as pests. In fact, beneficial insects are more likely to die than pests if you spray these types of pesticides. As the population of “good” bugs dwindles, your garden may become overrun with pests. This will leave you using even more pesticides to fix the problem.
By using the following tips in the above article, you will find organic gardening to be simple. By using the advice you have read here, you can enjoy wholesome foods that are grown in your own yard, quickly and easily.