The hobby of organic gardening requires both a green thumb and a great deal of patience. The aim is to grow food for the family that is both healthy and free of chemicals and pesticides. Does this seem to be easier said than done? Keep reading to learn what you can do to make your garden succeed.
Think about planting your seeds in indoor pots and then transplanting them to your garden once they become seedlings. By allowing them to sprout first, you are increasing the odds of a seedling reaching maturity. This method also reduces the waiting time between plantings. As soon as the mature plants are removed, you can replace them with fresh seedlings.
Plants that climb can hide fences and walls. Climbers have many different uses and spread quickly. You can also train climbers to cover arbors and other things that you want covered, and they will even grow right through trees and shrubs. Some climbers you plant will have to be tied off and supported, but others have no problem attaching themselves to any surface using their tendrils or twining stems A few good choices are climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis.
Prior to planting your garden, devise a plan. This way, you will remember the places you planted your seeds when they start sprouting. In addition, some plants are so small you might forget you planted them once all your plants sprout. Planning stops these plants from getting lost in the crowd.
If your garden contains lots of short plants, purchase some horticulture knee pads. Kneeling on the ground as you garden will eventually cause serious discomfort for your knees. Wear knee pads meant for gardeners so that you’ll be more comfortable when kneeling in your garden.
Organic gardening takes patience and hard work. A hobby that results in growing something delicious to eat. If you follow these tips and put in a great effort, there is nothing stopping you from becoming a good organic gardener.