Organic horticulture is very relaxing and will help you connect with nature. It’s an enjoyable hobby where you can grow your own healthy food. How hard can it be, right? The following hints and tips can help you grow your own organic garden easily and successfully.
Sod should be laid properly. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared. Remove the weeds, then break up the soil into fine tilth. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. Make sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Sod should be staggered in rows, the joints offsetting from each other. Even out the surface of the sod by firming it down flat, filling any available gaps with a handful of dirt. You will have to water the sod every day for 2 weeks, and then it should be firmly rooted to the ground, and able to be walked on.
Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. Rather than putting standard clay vessels into use when planting crops of lettuce and kale, think about using pumpkins instead. Cut an opening in the pumpkin and scoop the insides out. Then spray the edges and empty inside of the pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf so the pumpkin doesn’t rot. Once this is done, you are ready to plant!
A set of comfortable knee pads makes a great investment if your garden is full of plant material that stays low to the ground. Without pads, you may have pain in your knees from spending too much time kneeling on the hard ground. Purchase a great pair of knee pads; they will provide a cushion for your knees while making gardening more comfortable.
Be sure to split the irises. You can divide those overgrown clumps and increase the amount of irises you have. Pick up bulbous irises after the foliage dies. As soon as you pick up the bulb, it’ll split into pieces. That’s okay – in fact, it’s desirable. You can replant the bulb pieces and next year you’ll have a healthy bed of new irises. Rhizomes should be divided using a knife. From the outside cut the new pieces and then get rid of the old center. If done properly, each piece that remains for planting should have a minimum of one viable offshoot. Plant immediately.
Good green gardens begin from seeds, not plants. Starting with your own seeds is more environmentally friendly than buying plants from a nursery. Very few nurseries recycle the plastics that they use as containers for their plants, so the majority of these containers are thrown away and dumped in landfills. Therefore, it is better for the environment to plant a garden with seeds or to find a nursery that packages its plants using organic materials.
Always fertilize your garden. While a lot of people use manure, it is better to choose fertilizer from a reputable company, as this will reduce the risk of any pathogens getting into your soil. Although there are plenty of fertilizer choices, don’t be concerned with which one you use; just be sure to use one.
Pest control can become a major issue. It’s wise to avoid harsh insecticides if you plan on consuming your fresh fruits and vegetables. The key to keeping garden pests at bay is to be relentless. If you find any unwanted pests, try removing them by hand.
The hobby of organic horticulture requires patience and effort, with a little help from Mother Nature. This wonderful past time uses land to produce delicious foods for your table. You can be a successful, effective organic gardener by using this information and working hard.