There are many people who’d like to have their own organic garden, but not many take the time to actually create one. Some people think gardening is just too complicated and are intimidated by the many details. However, the following article contains many hints and tips that can simplify the process and help you turn that daunting idea into an enjoyable hobby.
Cover fences and walls with lots of climbers. You can hide an unsightly wall or fence, in as little as one growing season, with the right selection of climbing plant. They may also grow through tress and shrubs that are already grown, or you can train them to cover your arbor. There are natural climbers, which use tendrils or stems to wrap around any given surface, while others must be tied with a string or rope. Climbing roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis, and jasmine are some great plants to try out.
When winter arrives, you can save some plants by placing them in your home. You may want to save the most beautiful or expensive ones. Dig around roots carefully before transferring to a pot.
Do a soil analysis prior to planting. Have a soil analysis completed so you can know what you need to add to have soil which will fully support your garden. Many offices of Cooperative Extension will do a soil analysis, and it is important to know how to improve soil so that all crops can grow in it.
When gardening, be watchful of stink bugs, particularly in the fall. Stink bugs are attracted to tomatoes, beans and most fruits. If they are left in the garden, they can do great damage to your plants, so you should do whatever you can to eliminate them.
Prepare your seeds by soaking them in a dark environment. Soak the seeds by placing them in a container where they are covered with water. This will keep seeds hydrated and help them to grow faster. This increases the chances of survival for the seeds.
Grow some plants that cats like to eat – try catnip or wheat grass. Another option is to protect your plants by lacing them with offensive entities, such as peels from citrus fruit or even moth balls from your closet.
You can use boiling water to get rid of weeds naturally. A pot of boiling hot water can be one of the most safe weed destroyers. Douse boiling water on the weeds and avoid nearby plants carefully. Boiling water damages the weed roots and will inhibit future growth.
Get a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool to work in your garden. It’s rough on your knees to spend lots of time on the ground kneeling or squatting. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a portable, lightweight garden stool on hand. Gardening also typically involves transporting bags of topsoil, fertilizer and other heavy items, so using a wheelbarrow to make these tasks easier is a sound investment for your garden, and your back.
Once you know more about organic gardening, getting started should not be so intimidating. Put this information to work for you in your organic garden and soon your kitchen will have an abundance of fresh, all natural and delicious produce.