No doubt you are familiar with organic foods, or at least know what they are. It is fairly easy to see which foods are organic. They have different packaging and cost tons more. Keep reading for information to help you start producing organic produce right in your own yard.
Plant seeds in pots that have a rich soil to give them a strong start. Once the plant is hardy enough, plant it in your garden. In addition, it offers you a smaller time frame between plantings. Using this method, you can remove the mature plants, then put the seedlings in their places.
Cover the fences and walls with climbers. They can be used to cover up unsightly fences or walls. Often, they can grow enough to cover up an eyesore in one season. They also work to cover up old, and possibly dead, vegetation. Some may need to be attached to a support, and others will attach themselves to any surface using their twining stems or tendrils. Some climbers that have proven to be reliable are honeysuckle, jasmine, wisteria, clematis, and climbing roses.
During winter, you should take your favorite plants inside. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants. Carefully dig around the rootball and replant in an appropriate pot.
When fall has arrived, it is time to plant the edibles for the autumn. Rather than putting standard clay vessels into use when planting crops of lettuce and kale, think about using pumpkins instead. To use the pumpkin as a planter, it is important to prevent it from rotting. To do this, you simply spray the entire inside and any edges with a horticulture spray called Wilt-Pruf. This is done after you’ve opened the pumpkin at the top and removed the insides. You can start planting now.
Pre-soak your seeds through the night in a dark area. Soak the seeds by placing them in a container where they are covered with water. This will give your seeds a healthy head start in the growth process. The seeds will then have a greater chance at lasting and blossoming.
You can prevent pests using other plants or natural materials. Slugs who want to enter a vegetable garden, for example, can be repelled by a simple border of marigolds and onions. Insects can be deterred if you use wood ash instead of mulch around trees and shrub seedlings. These are proven methods without having to use harsh chemical pesticides.
Novice gardeners should read the manuals on all gardening tools and chemicals prior to using them. If you miss this easy step, you run the risk of harming yourself due to the chemicals that can irritate your skin. Protect yourself and follow all instructions.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.