There are a number of methods available that will allow you to create your own thriving, healthy organic garden. All that is needed from you to have a great organic garden is to learn what they are, and to put them into practice.
Healthy soil will be your best defense against the pests that can invade your garden. If you have healthy looking plants, they are stronger and more resistant to diseases and bugs. Healthy, rich soil with fewer chemicals will increase the yield of your plants, and reduce accumulated salts.
Try using climber plants to cover up your fences and walls. Plants that grow as climbers are quite versatile, helping you hide ugly walls or fences, many times within only one season of growth. They may grow up through some existing shrubs and trees, and can even be worked to grow around an 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. Reliable varieties include wisteria, honeysuckle, climbing roses, clematis, and jasmine.
The first thing you should do when planning a garden is test the soil. Pay a small fee to have your soil analyzed, and you’ll be glad that you did when you understand what nutrients your soil is lacking. Several Cooperative Extension locations offer this service, and it’s advantageous for you to know what type of soil you have, in order to avoid growing faulty crops.
To grow properly, plants need adequate levels of CO2. More CO2 generally produces more luxurious plant growth. A greenhouse can concentrate the levels of CO2. Plants grown in a greenhouse tend to be more lush and healthier due to the improved growing environment.
When autumn has arrived, you must plant everything you want to eat before winter. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! Scoop the insides out of the pumpkin, and don’t forget to spray the inside with Wilt-Pruf. This will prevent your pumpkin from rotting. Once you have completed this, start planting!
Try to ensure your plants are dry and have enough air, daily! Plant moisture is a big attraction to both parasites and plant diseases. In fact, fungi love a wet plant and can cause a great deal of damage. Proactively treat fungi through the use of fungicidal sprays and treatments.
Using natural materials in the garden will keep pests away. Forming a border around your vegetable garden with marigolds or onions are ideal for repelling slugs. Insect pests will stay away from seedlings and trees if you use wood ash around the base as a mulch. You will be able to stay away from harsh chemical based pesticides by incorporating these techniques into your gardening.
Take the time to spread around five centimeters of organic mulch near your vegetable plants. The soil around plants can stay damper through the use of mulch. It also keeps weeds from growing. You’ll find this is a time saver since you won’t have to pull them later.
Don’t use broad-spectrum pesticides in the garden. These pesticides can kill the useful insects that work as predators to pests. The helpful insects in your garden can be highly sensitive to pesticides and if their population goes down, the harmful insect population will grow. This can cause you to actually use more pesticides than you originally needed to combat the problem.
A superior garden can be created when one has adequate knowledge about how they can render the most from their plants. Put this advice to work for you.