Gardening can be very complicated, when you look at it more closely. If you plan on doing it naturally, you probably need to know certain things, such as natural bug-fighting concoctions and the soil’s pH balance. Growing an organic garden can be a bit difficult for a newbie. Be sure you can hang with even the pros by using the tips you learn from this article.
Digging in hard clay soil is made even more difficult because it sticks to the shovel. Rubbing wax on the shovel prior to digging can kick this challenge to the curb. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.
Choose plant strains that will give you the best harvest with the biggest yield. Frequently, a hybrid plant will produce a higher yield because of its disease-resistant properties.
Start your plant in pots before you plant them in your garden. Doing this will increase the survival rate of all your outdoor plants. You will then be able to lessen the time between planting your seeds. Your seedlings will be ready to go in as soon as you remove the previous set of mature plants.
Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. Fast growing biennials and annuals can enliven a flower bed while letting you change up the look each season and year. In addition, they work well as gap fillers between other areas, as long as those areas receive plenty of sunlight. Notable biennials and annuals include marigold, sunflowers, hollyhock, petunia, and cosmos.
When winter arrives, you could save some plants by placing them inside your house. You can save the ones you spent the most money on or the ones that are resistant. Dig around roots carefully before transferring to a pot.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.