If you want to improve your diet, you may want to get into organic gardening. Much patience and effort are required though, in order to produce a successful and flourishing organic garden. Oftentimes, new gardeners can be intimidated because they’re not quite sure where to start.
Put down sod correctly. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Remove weeds and break your soil until all the clumps are gone. Lightly, but firmly compress the soil, making certain it is flat. Now make sure the soil is thoroughly dampened. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. Cut away extra sod and save it to fill in gaps you may create later. You will have to water the sod every day for 2 weeks, and then it should be firmly rooted to the ground, and able to be walked on.
If you want to keep your garden free of pests, start with healthy soil! Healthier plants are greater in strength and resistance to illness and insects. For healthy plants, start with healthy soil that is properly amended and free of chemicals in order to avoid salt accumulation.
There’s no need for chemical intervention if you discover powdery mildew on leaves. Mix plain baking soda with a small bit of liquid soap and water. Once a week, spray this solution on your plants and your mildew should disappear in no time. This solution is perfectly safe for your plants and gently treats mildew in a short amount of time.
In the cold winter months, you can salvage certain plants by bringing them into the house. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants. Carefully loosen the dirt around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot filled with the same soil.
For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. Remember that different bulbs will bloom at all different times of the year, so if you are careful to choose the right bulbs, you will see blooms in the early spring, and have flowers all the way to late summer.
When it’s autumn, you know what that means. It’s time to plant fall vegetables! A hollowed out pumpkin can become a festive container for kale and lettuce. Simply carve open the top of a pumpkin so you can remove the innards, and then spray inside and out with something like Wilt-Pruf to prevent pumpkin rotting. You can start planting now.
Before you start planting your garden, plan it! This helps you remember where each plant was planted before they begin to sprout. This can also help prevent you from losing smaller plants or smaller groups of plants within a larger garden area.
Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. Delicate shrubs that are sitting in pots should be sheltered from the cold weather. Try to tie the tops all together and cover them with a sheet, large piece of cloth, or blanket. Covering your foliage in plastic will let the air in – and may lead to decay.
As stated from the above article, there is a good amount of effort, work and research involved when you begin growing an organic garden. You will get great results if you are consistent and patient. If you use the advice in this article, you will soon see great results from your organic garden.
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