Many people believe that fruits and vegetables that are grown organically are far superior to regular produce. You can bypass the supermarkets entirely if you grow organic produce yourself. Read on so you know what it takes to create a thriving organic garden.
Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. These usually grow quickly, and provide an easy-to-change solution to making your flower beds bright and beautiful. They allow you to select different flowers from one year or season to the next. In an area that is sunny, they make good plants to place in the gaps found between shrubs and perennials. You should get varieties such as cosmos, petunia, rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflowers or marigold.
Transplanting plants and bringing them indoors can protect them from harsh winters. You can save the ones you spent the most money on or the ones that are resistant. Always be careful when digging around the roots, and put the plant in a suitable pot.
You could try to boil weeds if you are trying to remain organic. Boiling water is a safe herbicide which won't damage your garden or your body. Soak weeds with freshly boiled water, just being mindful to not afflict damage on plants you want to keep. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.
Grow some wheat grass or catnip for your cat to eat instead. Another option is to place something smelly, like citrus peels or mothballs, on the soil surrounding the plants that have previously been eaten.
Consider growing wheat grass or cat grass near the plants your cat enjoys eating. Additionally, use your cat's keen sense of smell to your advantage. Citrus fruit peels and mothballs both smell horrible to cats, so put them on the soil near the plants your cat likes to eat.
Natural materials or some other plants can be used in your garden for keeping away pests. Slugs stay away from marigolds and onions when they are planted in a garden. Keep insects away from shrub and tree seedlings with mulch containing wood ash. By utilizing these methods, you will not have to apply chemical pesticides on your vegetation.
Stink bugs can damage your garden, especially if you garden in the fall. This insect will gladly devour your tomatoes, beans, and peppers, as well as a variety of other fruits. If not managed well, they can wreak havoc on your garden.
Use this simple tip to get your perennial garden ready in a flash. Simply slice into the ground with a spade, flip the top layer of soil, and then cover it with several inches of wood chips. Allow the newly turned soil to sit for two weeks, then plant your perennials.
In order to maximize the efficiency of your gardening, ensure your gardening tools are kept close by you. Use a large bucket, or wear rugged pants with several pockets. Have gloves, small shears, a trowel and any other tools you may need on hand to make it simpler to maintain your garden.
For some plants, pine needles makes an ideal mulch. Some plants do better in soil with high acidity as they are highly acidic themselves. If you are growing these types of plants, simply gather up fallen pine needles for use in your garden. Sprinkle the pine needles over your beds. As the needles decompose, they add to the acid level in the soil.
You have to be patient to create a perfect organic garden. Use what you learned today, and apply it to your garden to see how much of a difference it makes. Just remember to apply these tips as you have read them and your garden should do just fine.