If you know what you are doing, organic gardening is a great hobby. With the advice in this article, you will be well on your way to success in your organic gardening endeavors.
Plant some perennials in your garden that repel slugs. Snails and slugs are garden nightmares, and only need a single evening to obliterate a plant. These pests are especially attracted to tender sprouts and to delicate, soft leaves. There are perennials that slugs do not want to eat, the ones that they hate have hairy leaves, or are unappealing to their taste. Some of examples of these are achillea, heuchera, campanula, helleborus, and euphorbia.
The first thing you should do when planning a garden is test the soil. You can get a soil analysis, and if you find your soil needs a supplement, do it! A lot of Cooperative Extension locations offer this service, and you can prevent ruining a few crops by identifying the specific steps to take.
When the fall season arrives, it is time to plant your fall edibles. Rather than putting standard clay vessels into use when planting crops of lettuce and kale, think about using pumpkins instead. Hollow out the pumpkin and spray with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rot. Once you’ve done this, you can plant.
Grow some wheat grass or catnip for your cat to eat instead. You can also put something on top of the soil around the plants that has an offensive smell to cats, such as mothballs or citrus peel.
When you are mowing your lawn do not cut it too closely to the dirt. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. Leaving the grass short makes it more prone to drying out, which leaves your lawn look really brown and yucky.
Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. Plant moisture is a big attraction to both parasites and plant diseases. Fungus infections are common in overly moist plants. Fungicidal spray treatments can contain fungi, but spraying prior to problems even developing in the first place is the best way to go about it.
If you plan on growing peas, you should consider starting them indoors instead of beginning them outside. Seeds are more likely to sprout when started indoors. Give the seeds enough time to get stronger: growing indoors will make it easier for your plants to resist diseases and the pesky bugs. Once they are strong enough, you can transplant them outside.
Take a look at planting berry-producing evergreens in your yard. This will allow your garden to have color, even in the dreary winter months. Some plants provide color during the winter like the Winterberry, and American Holly, the American Cranberrybush and the Common Snowberry.
Now that you’ve read this article, you can see that there is much more to do with organic gardening than meets the eye. You need to work hard at it and be patient, and if you can do that then you will see a dazzling organic garden. The ideas presented above should help you hone your skills and reap a great harvest from your organic garden.