In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Utilize your garden tool handles as convenient makeshift rulers. You can use larger tools, like rakes, as measuring sticks. Lay the handles of said tools on the ground where it is flat and there is no interference, such as gravel, and stretch a measuring tape along one side. Paying close attention to the measurements, use a black marker to establish each interval along the handle’s side in a clearly visible manner. Now when you go to work in the garden, you will have a ruler that is large at your fingertips!
Be sure to do some weeding on a regular basis. Weeds can turn a beautiful garden into an eyesore. White vinegar can be used as a natural herbicide. You can use white vinegar to eliminate weeds! So, if weed pulling is tiring you out, spray a white vinegar solution all over them.
If you’re like many gardeners, autumn means that it’s time to get some delicious fall edibles growing in your garden. Rather than using clay pots or planters for your lettuce and kale, plant them in a pumpkin! Once you’ve cut its top and scooped the insides out, spray the edges and inside with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rotting. You can start planting now.
Make sure that your deciduous shrubs are protected. Any potted shrubs should be sheltered in the winter from cold weather. Tie together the tops. Once the canes are snugly together, put a sheet over the wigwam. This method is much better than wrapping the plant in plastic, as it allows air to circulate, which can prevent rotting.
Try to ensure your plants are dry and have enough air, daily! Moisture on the surface of a plant can attract parasites, and cause disease. Fungi commonly afflict a number of plants. Sprays and liquids exist that are perfect for killing the fungi, but be sure you use it on the area before the fungi actually appear.
To give them a boost, pour out any leftover water from steaming or boiling vegetables on the plants or soil around them. In order to help acidify the soil for plants like gardenias and rhododendrons, you can use coffee and tea grounds. Chamomile tea can be used as an effective fungicide for potted plants.
One particular plant should be the focal point of your garden. Any great garden design involves using a focal point to grab someone’s attention and keep it there. In most cases, an original plant makes a good focal point.
With the information you just learned, you can start trying different organic methods in your own garden. There are many resources available; you just have to learn how to find and use them. With what you learned, you can change up your strategies to create and grow a very beautiful organic garden.