How To Succeed With Your Own Organic Garden

TIP! Transfer your favorite plants inside so they survive the winter. Try to save plants that are expensive or that are resistant enough to handle the transition.

It can be a bit tricky at times but don’t let that deter you; when you grow your own organic garden, you create healthy products for you to eat. There are also other other considerations, like the optimal soil for a garden and the right seeds. Here are a few tips and techniques you can use to get started in your own organic garden.

TIP! Plants all need a good supply of C02 to grow properly! Typically, the higher the levels of carbon dioxide present in a plant’s environment, the better it will grow. Greenhouses typically provide plants with high levels of CO2.

If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. To make the clay soft so you aren’t working as hard, take floor or car wax and rub a light coat on the surface of the shovel using a clean cloth, then buff the surface. The wax will help keep dirt from sticking to the shovel, and will also keep the metal from rusting.

TIP! If you are going to be doing some gardening, watch out for stink bugs, especially in the fall! This insect will gladly devour your tomatoes, beans, and peppers, as well as a variety of other fruits. If they go unnoticed, they can cause large amounts of harm to your garden, so remember to take protective measures to reduce the population of stink bugs there.

Use perennials resistant to slugs and snails. A particularly vulnerable plant can be killed by snails and slugs overnight. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. Some perennials are not preferred meals for snails and slugs, especially if their foliage is hairy and tough, or tastes bad. Some of these plants include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, hellaborus, and heuchera.

TIP! When fall has arrived, it is time to plant the edibles for the autumn. A pumpkin makes a great container, and costs less than a clay pot.

Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. They can be used to cover up unsightly fences or walls. Often, they can grow enough to cover up an eyesore in one season. Climbers can also be trained to grow and cover an arbor, and they will grow through or around existing trees and shrubs. Some varieties will climb and attach using their tendrils or branches, but some will need to be trained or supported with ties. Some of the most reliable varieties are wisteria, clematis, jasmine, honeysuckle and climbing roses.

TIP! Irises should be divided. The more you divide clusters of irises, the more your irises will multiply.

Prior to planting a garden, think through what you want to do. This will help you to remember where you planted the different plants when sprouts begin to shoot up from the ground. It can also keep you from planting any of your garden favorites too close to each other.

TIP! Purchase a wheelbarrow, and a kneeling stool to use in your garden. In order to relieve stress on your knees when gardening, always use a small garden stool to be more comfortable.

Protect your deciduous shrubs which are tender. If you have a few potted shrubs, they should be shielded from the wintry weather. Tie the tops tightly together, and cover the wigwam with a sheet or blanket draped loosely over it. This is a much better method, instead of putting the plastic wrap around the plant. It allows proper air circulation that can prevent rotting.

Knee Pads

TIP! Gardening is an incredible method of relaxing. Peace and relaxation can be found through several different avenues.

If your landscape includes low-growing plants, you should invest in a set of knee pads specifically designed for gardening. Long hours tending your garden can leave your knees sore and achy. Investing in a comfortable pair of knee pads made specifically for horticulture can really reduce the pain you may feel from the pressure of being on your knees for extended periods.

TIP! Make sure you have some plastic bags around so that you can cover any muddy gardening shoes you have. You will be able to go in and out without having to keep taking your shoes on and off.

For an unusual, but effective, organic solution to weeding young plants, try “boiling” the weeds away. A pot full of boiling water is an effective herbicide, yet it is, chemically speaking, completely harmless. Just douse the weeds directly with boiling water, taking care to avoid damaging nearby plants. What this does it essentially kill the weeds by damaging their roots. The result is that those weeds are unlikely to regrow.

TIP! When creating a compost pile, use dried plant materials and green plants in equal parts. Green plant material can include old flowers, fruit waste, grass clippings, vegetable waste, and leaves.

In conclusion, having an organic garden is helpful in improving your healthy diet habits. Apply the tips you just read to start your garden to save money and eat healthier foods.