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.
Properly put down your sod. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. Make sure the soil is packed firmly and even. Moisten the soil thoroughly. Sod must be arranged in staggered rows; each joint should offset one another. Make sure the sod is firmly placed to ensure a surface that is sufficiently flat and even. Also, make sure to use soil to fill the areas where there are gaps in the sod. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
Your plants need to adapt and must be gradually introduced to changes in temperature or condition. Put them outdoors in the sun for no more than two hours the first day. Then over the next week, gradually increase the time they are in their new habitat. By weeks end, you should have plants that are ready for a permanent home outside with no problem!
Starting off your garden with healthy soil can be the best defense against those pesky garden bugs. Healthy and well-nourished plants will be hardier and therefore better able to prevent pests from taking hold. For healthy plants, start with healthy soil that is properly amended and free of chemicals in order to avoid salt accumulation.
Cover the fences and walls with climbers. Climbing plants can cover a wall after one growing season only. They can also grow through existing shrubs or trees, or be trained to cover an arbor. Some of these plants must have support, and some can attach themselves to something using their stems and tendrils. Reliable varieties include wisteria, honeysuckle, climbing roses, clematis, and jasmine.
Remember to remove weeds from the garden. Weeds can be extremely detrimental to your garden. To help with weed destruction, use white vinegar. White vinegar is natural, very inexpensive, and can really kill the weeds! Spray white vinegar onto those troubling weeds.
You must protect tender, deciduous shrubs. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees, you should consider protecting them, especially if they do best in warm environments. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. Using fabric, rather than plastic, allows air circulation and prevents rotting from moisture build up.
Are you one of the millions who loves some fresh mint leaves, yet you absolutely hate the way they tend to take over any garden they are planted within? Instead of planting mint in your garden, keep it in a large container or pot to prevent it from spreading. You can even plant the container in the ground. That way, the roots won’t be able to escape the container, and the plant won’t overrun your garden.
You can use natural materials or other plants in your garden to keep away pests. Planting marigolds or onions around the border of your garden will repel slugs. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you will ward off insect pests. With these natural methods, there is no need to purchase expensive, harsh pesticides.
Now you know a little more on how you can be a successful organic gardener. You can find out a ton of information on the subject, you you really need to be aware of how to use it. When you keep this in mind, you can go about planting and growing a garden in your own way.