An organic garden requires your most astute and attentive care to thrive. Sound organic horticulture techniques can help you do just that. This will see you cultivating healthier and better tasting results from your organic garden. Read on to learn the basics of managing your organic garden.
Always allow your plants to adapt gradually to any changes in light conditions, temperatures or soils, if you do not, you might shock them and cause them to die. On the first day, put them out in sunlight for about an hour or so. Over the course of a week, slowly increase the amount of time that you leave them outside. At the end of a week, they should be accustomed to the outdoors and ready to transition to outside safely.
Start your plants in containers before transferring them to the garden. Doing this will increase the survival rate of all your outdoor plants. This also helps tighten time between plantings. The seedlings are ready to go, once you remove the mature plants.
Use annuals and biennials to brighten your flower garden. These types of flowers grow at high speed, which gives you more flexibility in changing the look of your flower beds as the seasons change. In addition, you might need something to fill empty spaces in your flower garden. Fill gaps with annuals or biennials. Just make sure the flowers will get enough sun to thrive. Some varieties are hollyhocks, petunias and sunflowers.
For proper optimum growth, plants require sufficient amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). If the level of CO2 is extremely high, your plants will grow much better. A greenhouse will provide plants with an environment rich in carbon dioxide. If you have a greenhouse, keep CO2 levels high.
As fall arrives, it is the time to prepare for planting fall edibles. A pumpkin makes a great container, and costs less than a clay pot. Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. Once the pumpkin has been prepared, it is ready for planting.
Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. You could also repel your pet by planting rosemary or placing citrus fruit peels around your garden.
Controlling pests in your vegetable garden can be extremely difficult to deal with. Avoid spraying harsh chemicals on fruits and vegetables destined for your table. Research the methods available for eliminating garden pests organically. If you happen to notice them early on, you can control them just by physically removing them from your plants with your hands.
Try planting some heather to draw beautiful insects to your yard. Bees will go straight for these plants in the spring. Heather beds are also attractive to bugs such as spiders and ground beetles that will kill pests. If you do have to tend to your heather, wear gloves in case you accidentally annoy one of the residents!
As these suggestions have shown you, anyone can have a successful organic garden. If you are willing to put in the effort, you will enjoy a wonderful harvest from your own garden.