Growing organic vegetables and fruits is both healthy and delicious and much better than produce you can get at the supermarket. As an alternative to store-bought fruits and veggies, have you every considered growing your own organically? Keep reading to learn how to grow organic fruits and vegetables at home.
Fight pests before you even plant, by getting your soil in shape. Healthy plants are stronger and more able to resist both pests and disease. Use a high-quality organic soil and as few chemicals as possible.
Annuals and biennials are an excellent way to add a splash of bright color to your flower gardens. By utilizing quick-growing biennials and annuals, not only will you be brightening up your flower bed, you can also alter its look each season and each year. They are useful for filling gaps in between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. Attention-getting options exist such as sunflowers and petunias.
Make sure to protect your tender shrubs from the elements. If you have a few potted shrubs, they should be shielded from the wintry weather. Fasten the tops of the canes together, and cover this wigwam loosely with a cloth. This method is preferred to wrapping a plant in plastic, since it promotes circulation and prevents rotting.
You should make sure to divide your irises. You can get more irises by dividing the overgrown clumps. Lift bulbous irises when the foliage is dead. The bulbs will naturally split in your hands, and after you replant them, will flower about a year later. Divide rhizomes with a knife. From the outside cut the new pieces and then get rid of the old center. Make sure that every cutting contains a viable offshoot. Set your cuttings into the ground right away.
Wisely water your garden. Take advantage of a soaker hose so that you don’t need to water every single plant individually, or have to keep filling up your watering can. To protect your plants, keep the flow on the soaker down. This allows you to leave the hose running as you go about your business.
To defend your garden from errant dogs, spray something with a strong scent, including aftershave or old perfume around the perimeter of the garden. This will help mask the scents that attract your dog, and will make your garden a less interesting place for your pet to be.
To create an English garden, combine a lot of different plants in the same garden. Using plants of all the same kind or size, can result in a boring, and unoriginal garden.
Stop wasting your money on produce that isn’t up to standard. Use the advice from this article to begin growing your own produce today.