Tips On Organic Horticulture For New Gardeners

TIP! Fight pests before you even plant, by getting your soil in shape. Healthier plants are stronger, which in turn can help the plants you grow to become more resistant to disease and bugs that can harm them.

Many people are finding out how great it is to have an organic garden. With the application of the simple, yet effective advice in this article, you should soon be able to cultivate your own flourishing organic garden. Follow our tips and reap the rewards.

TIP! Transplanting plants and bringing them indoors can protect them from harsh winters. You might want to transplant your most valuable varieties.

Do not plant perennials that are prone to snail infestation. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant in one night. These pests gravitate to young perennials with smooth, tender, thin leaves. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs' mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren't tender. Excellent varieties include heuchera, achillea, euphorbia, campanula, and helleborus.

Baking Soda

TIP! If you want your garden to blossom with flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant some bulbs in it. Bulbs are one of the easiest plants to grow and are hardy perennials that return each year.

You don't need expensive chemicals to treat powdery mildew on plants. Put a little baking soda and some dish soap in water. Once a week, spray this solution on your plants and your mildew should disappear in no time. Baking soda will effectively remove the mildew without damaging your plants.

TIP! When mowing your lawn do not cut it as short as possible. Cutting your grass at a taller height allows grass roots to grow deeper and stronger, which helps lessen the chance of your lawn drying out easily.

Make sure to be weary of stink bugs whenever you garden, particularly during the fall months. They like to feast on all kinds of fruits, as well as peppers, tomatoes, and beans. If you don't treat them, they can do a lot of damage in your garden.

TIP! If your garden includes vegetables, make sure you plant them in a location whether they are exposed to sunlight for a minimum of six hours each day. Many types of veggies require this amount in order to thrive and produce the food source that you are hoping for.

When you grow veggies in a garden, you need to ensure they get at least six hours of good sunlight each day. Many types of veggies require this amount in order to thrive and produce the food source that you are hoping for. This arrangement will also benefit some types of flowers.

TIP! Plan your garden before you plant it. This helps you remember where each plant was planted before they begin to sprout.

Ensure that your plants are kept dry, and aerated daily. Many diseases, as well as most parasites, prefer moisture. Fungi is a common problem in the world of plants. To control fungi, use a fungicide spray on the area before you notice any problems.

Mint Leaves

TIP! Gardening is a great way to relax. There are many ways to find personal relaxation and peace.

If you find yourself in love with mint leaves, but not with how they dominate a garden, read on. You can control the growth of the mint leaves by growing them in a large container rather than in your garden. The container will keep the roots from spreading throughout you garden, and prevent the mint leaves from sprouting in other areas.

TIP! 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 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.

Divide your irises. If you divide the overgrown clumps of flowers, you'll find that your stock grows proportionally. If you notice a dead foliage, lift the bulb. The iris bulbs should easily split apart in your hand. Once you replant them, they will have a good flower show the following year. Rhizomes may need to be divided by using a knife. Throw out the center and cut pieces on the outside that are new. Every piece needs to have a minimum of one good offshoot. Plant immediately.

TIP! To attract insects that will benefit your garden, plant heather. Heather is desirable to bees; when heather emerges in early spring, it can be a source of nectar.

Take the time to spread around five centimeters of organic mulch near your vegetable plants. When you place mulch around your plants, it keeps the ground more moist. An added benefit is that it also inhibits weed growth. That helps you save a great deal of effort and time in weed eradication.

TIP! Protect cuts from dirt and chemicals, and think about staying away from gardening until they heal. It is possible for a cut to become extremely infected if it comes into contact with dirt and grime while gardening.

Pest control can present a challenge for successful vegetable gardening. One major benefit of growing your own produce is knowing that they haven't been treated with pesticides and other harsh chemicals. Staying on top of the problem will ensure that pests don't take over your garden. If you catch them when there are only a few around, you can actually pick them off the plants by hand.

TIP! Keep your garden tools close at hand to make the most of your gardening time. For example, you could use an over-sized tote bag or an apron with multiple pockets.

As you are now well aware, cultivating the perfect organic garden requires patience, effort and time. Use what you learned today, and apply it to your garden to see how much of a difference it makes. Regardless of what specific insights you choose to apply, they'll help you successfully grow whatever you choose to plant.

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