Organic gardening is a rewarding hobby that anyone can enjoy, as long as they know what they’re doing. However, a beginner may find the whole experience intimidating. How should a novice learn how to properly garden? Well, read the tips below, of course!
Use perennials resistant to slugs and snails. Creatures like snails or slugs can destroy a plant in a single night. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. You can discourage snails and slugs from eating your perennials by choosing plants with tougher or distasteful foliage. Several good choices include heuchera, campanula, achillea, and euphorbia.
A garden with a foundation of healthy soil is the best defense against pests. Healthy plants are naturally more resilient against pests and disease. You want to cultivate quality soil with adequate salt levels, which leads to healthy plants.
Plants need to take in CO2 to grow and thrive. Plants tend to grow better when the CO2 levels are higher. The best way to get higher CO2 for your plants is to grow them in a greenhouse. Higher CO2 levels can provide optimal conditions for growing plants.
When mowing your lawn, avoid mowing the grass too short. By leaving your grass a little higher off the ground, it give the roots a chance to grow deep into the soil which makes the lawn stronger, and that helps keep it from drying out. The shorter the grass, the shallower the roots, which makes the lawn more likely to develop brown patches.
Tender deciduous shrubs are very fragile, so protect them. Tender shrubs are very sensitive to cold weather, especially those that are planted in pots. Tie these canes at the top, and place a blanket over it. This method is superior to covering plants in plastic, because air can freely circulate, which prevents rotting.
In order to start the best garden possible, remember that you should always start with the seeds and not pre-purchased plants. Starting from seed is far less harsh on the environment than using plants you buy at the nursery. Seeds eliminate the waste of plastic containers from nurseries which rarely get recycled. There are some nurseries, however, that send their plants out in organic potting materials.
With the tips in this article you may be able to make organic horticulture a more enjoyable experience. It is quite calming and relaxing to immerse oneself in the rhythms of organic horticulture. Remember these tips to grow the perfect organic garden.