The hobby of organic gardening requires both a green thumb and a great deal of patience. The point of organic gardening is to grow healthy, toxin free food that you can enjoy and benefit from. It’s easier than you may think. See these tips to learn how to get started with this healthy, rewarding hobby.
Pay attention to how you lay sod. Be sure to get your soil prepared before you start laying the new sod. Take out any weeds, then mix up the soil into a tilth that is fine. Flatten the soil back into place, gently but firmly. Water the soil until it is saturated. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. Firm the sod down to form a flat, even surface, and fill in any gaps between the sod with a little soil. Keep the sod moist and avoid walking on it until it is well-rooted, usually two to three weeks.
To prevent shocking your plants, you must gradually introduce new temperatures and other conditions to them. Place them outdoors in the sun for about an hour or two on the first day. Then over a weeks time, slightly increase their time outside. The plants should be prepared to move outside permanently at the end of this week.
Use both annuals and biennials to add a splash of color to your flower beds. You can use biennial and annual flowers to brighten the bed, and let you change how it looks. You can fill any spaces between shrubs and perennials when they are in the sun. Notable biennials and annuals include marigold, sunflowers, hollyhock, petunia, and cosmos.
Cover the fences and walls with climbers. You can hide an unsightly wall or fence, in as little as one growing season, with the right selection of climbing plant. They may grow up through some existing shrubs and trees, and can even be worked to grow around an arbor. A number of climbers need to be attached to a support, but others just take care of their own attachments via tendrils and stems that twine. Honeysuckle and jasmine are very beautiful varieties of such climbers.
Be diligent in your efforts to banishing weeds! If you have weeds in your garden, it will not be as nice as it could be. White vinegar can be used as a natural herbicide. Use it instead of chemical solutions to kill weeds. If you’re annoyed with pulling up weeds manually, douse them with a white vinegar solution.
Plant a little catnip or wheatgrass in the area surrounding the plants that your cat is devouring. Another option is to place something smelly, like citrus peels or mothballs, on the soil surrounding the plants that have previously been eaten.
The hobby of organic gardening will take dedication, patience and a little bit of help from Mother Nature. When you enjoy this hobby, you can find new opportunities to grow healthy and nutritious foods. This article is full of advice that you can use, along with a little old-fashioned hard work, to get off to a great start in organic gardening.