There are a variety of all-natural techniques that you can employ that will create a healthy, vibrant organic garden. All you need to do is educate yourself about organic gardening, and take advantage of the tips available.
The quick and drastic change in the weather conditions can shock your plants and cause them to die. It’s important that you gradually change temperate conditions over time, so that your plants can adjust. The first day you transfer your plants, you should only allow them to sit in direct sunlight for a few hours. Over a period of several days, slowly increase the time they are allowed to stay outside. Once the transition is complete, your plants will probably be able to tolerate the outdoor conditions.
Fight pests before you even plant, by getting your soil in shape. The hearty plants that will grow in a garden with rich soil can resist the bugs and diseases that weak plants can’t withstand. You want to cultivate quality soil with adequate salt levels, which leads to healthy plants.
If you see mildew that is powdery, stay away from expensive chemicals to treat it. Try mixing a little liquid soap with some baking soda in water. Then, spray this mixture onto all of your infected plants once each week till the mildew is gone. Baking soda treats the mildew effectively and gently and it won’t damage your plants.
When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. Think about saving your resistant plants or the expensive ones. Carefully loosen the dirt around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot filled with the same soil.
For areas with high alkaline, mix coffee grounds into the soil. Coffee grounds contain plenty of acid to get the soil back to a good balance. After doing so, you will notice that your greenery and garden will be colorful and fresh.
If you are looking for an all-natural, organic way to weed your garden, consider “boiling off” the weeds. Boiling water is a very safe alternative to other potent herbicides. Pour boiling water on any weeds, but be careful not to spill it on plants you want to keep. Boiling water will actually hurt the roots, and it will prevent the weeds from growing.
Don’t over-water your plants, and keep the soil around them aerated. Excess moisture creates an appealing environment for disease and parasites. One common organism that thrives on moisture is the fungi family. Proactively treat fungi through the use of fungicidal sprays and treatments.
If you are planning on growing peas, begin the plantings inside instead of outside. Seeds will always germinate much better when you first plant them indoors initially. They will also be stronger, and better equipped to resist disease and insects. When these pea plants are sturdy, you can place them outside in your garden.
Gardening is within everybody’s reach, but you will only make the most of your gardening experience with knowledge. Put these organic gardening tips to use.