Are you scared of what chemicals lurk in commercial fertilizer or pesticides? No longer worrying about these toxic chemicals is just one of the many benefits of gardening organically. Also, the majority of organic gardening strategies require very little money. The following tips will help turn you into a successful organic gardener in no time at all.
Clay is naturally hard, and can can stick to a shovel making it frustrating to work with. Use a thin coat of floor or car wax on your shovel, then buff it with a nice clean cloth to make dealing with clay soil easier. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.
Cover any wall or fence with climbers. You can hide an unsightly wall or fence, in as little as one growing season, with the right selection of climbing plant. You don’t have to worry about removing trees between the climbing plants and the fence, because the trees don’t present obstacles to the climbers’ growth. Some people use climbers as a natural “ceiling” to arbors. Some of these plants must have support, and some can attach themselves to something using their stems and tendrils. Some of the most reliable varieties are wisteria, clematis, jasmine, honeysuckle and climbing roses.
It’s sometimes possible to save certain plants from winter cold by bringing them inside. Choose the plants that are most likely to survive. Use caution when digging around the roots of your plant. You need to keep the root structure intact for it to thrive after being potted.
When partaking in gardening activities, particularly in the autumn months, keep an eye on those stink bugs. This insect will gladly devour your tomatoes, beans, and peppers, as well as a variety of other fruits. Proper measures should be taken in order to ensure minimal damage to your crops.
Plant cool-weather edibles in the fall. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! Hollow out the pumpkin and spray with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rot. Once this is done, you are ready to plant!
Don’t cut your grass down by the soil when you run the mower. By leaving your grass a little taller, you are allowing it to become stronger, as the roots grow stronger and deeper. Short grass tends to have shallow roots, which can cause dried out, brown patches to occur.
Instead of leaving clumps of irises intact, divide them so that your flowers can grow in a more healthy manner. To increase the number that you have, you need to take all your overgrown clumps and split them up. Once the foliage has died off, lift out your bulbous irises. If you split the bulbs that you pull up, and replant them, they will bloom the following year. Divide rhizomes with a knife. Cut the new pieces from its outside and dispose of the older center. Each piece needs one strong offshoot. Replant your pieces right away.
By taking advantage of the advice you’ve read in this article, you’ll be able to have a garden free of pesticides and full of healthy produce. You can also look forward to a rise in the number of wild visitors you receive in your garden.