For some people organic gardening is a fun, relaxing pastime, whereas for others it can be a major headache. The following advice will show you how to grow an organic garden successfully.
Transform the handles of your tools into convenient measuring devices. Tools that have long handles such as rakes, hoes and shovels can be used in place of a measuring stick. Lay the handles onto the floor and place a measuring tape beside them. Then, with a permanent marker, you want to label distances. Now when you go to work in the garden, you will have a ruler that is large at your fingertips!
If you have any mildew on the plants, do not go out and buy anything. Put a little baking soda and some dish soap in water. Spray this on the plants once per week until that mildew goes away. Baking soda will not damage your plants and treats the mildew gently but efficiently.
While working in your garden during the fall season, watch out for those stink bugs! They like to feast on all kinds of fruits, as well as peppers, tomatoes, and beans. If kept unchecked they can certainly do a ton of a damage to your garden so you should do what you need to to reduce their population.
Plant bulbs if you want spring and summer flowers. A hardy perennial addition to your garden, bulbs will continue to delight every year. You can select bulbs that bloom at many different times, so with a little work, you could have flowers popping up all the way from the start of spring to the end of summer.
When it’s autumn, it’s time to start planting all of your fall edibles. Try something different by planing kale or lettuce inside a pumpkin, instead of using the planter pots you traditionally use. To use the pumpkin as a planter, it is important to prevent it from rotting. To do this, you simply spray the entire inside and any edges with a gardening spray called Wilt-Pruf. This is done after you’ve opened the pumpkin at the top and removed the insides. Finished? Now you’re all set for planting!
Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. Excess moisture on a plant will invite unwanted parasites or diseases to the plant. Fungi are a very common and irritating pest in the world of gardening. It is possible to control fungi with sprays, but the key is to treat your garden before any problems arise.
Place organic mulch close to your vegetables. Mulch has a nice moisturizing effect on the soil it’s spread over. This also helps reduce the appearance of weeds. You will be able to save the time you would spend watering your plants and pulling out weeds.
As you can see, there is a lot more to organic gardening than most people think. Getting your organic garden to produce rich results requires much effort and patience, but you will find the end results quite worth it. Using the tips that you just learned you can improve your skills in organic gardening.