If you are careful, and use appropriate gardening techniques, it will show. Using these environmentally sound techniques means you care about your own health and that of your garden. This is something that is admirable. However, there are always ways to learn new skills, and hone your existing ones. Below are a collection of organic gardening tips that will help you to develop your talent.
There is no need to purchase a costly chemical if your plants develop powdery mildew. Mix a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda into water. Once weekly, spray this mixture to the affected areas of your plants, and the mildew should be eliminated shortly. This is a natural solution for ridding your plants of mildew safely.
When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Dig carefully around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot.
As fall arrives, it is the time to prepare for planting fall edibles. Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. Once you cut an opening at the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the insides, spray the inside and edges with Wilt-Pruf to keep the pumpkin from rotting. Once the pumpkin has been prepared, it is ready for planting.
It is a good idea to pre-soak your seeds in a dark environment overnight. Place your seeds in a container filled with water. This will allow seeds to be watered and they will get a kick start when growing. Seeds that are cultivated this way are more likely to survive and mature properly.
Make sure you protect any tender deciduous shrubs. Shrubs that are planted in containers are especially susceptible to frost and must be carefully protected. Tie together the tops, and then use a sheet or blanket to cover the wigwam loosely. This method is much better than wrapping the plant in plastic, as it allows air to circulate, which can prevent rotting.
A set of comfortable knee pads makes a great investment if your garden is full of plant material that stays low to the ground. The time that you will have to spend on your knees in your garden can cause you unnecessary knee pain. Wear knee pads meant for gardeners so that you’ll be more comfortable when kneeling in your garden.
If you want a strange, yet successful, green answer to getting rid of weeds, boil them to death. A pot full of boiling water is an effective herbicide, yet it is, chemically speaking, completely harmless. All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. Boiling water is not good for the weed roots and will stunt further growth.
You possess the products, tools and skills to use these tips to better your garden. Great! Learning is a constant process, so use the insights gained here to enhance your skills in organic gardening. Now, you can apply this new information to make your organic garden function better and become a more enjoyable endeavor.