Gardening is a complex process. If you plan on gardening the natural way, you might have to understand certain complexities like the soil’s PH balance and bug fighting concoctions. It might be challenging to grow organic. Be successful by using the following tips.
Clay is difficult to dig through with a shovel, as it is sticky and compact. To make the clay soft so you aren’t working as hard, take floor or car wax and rub a light coat on the surface of the shovel using a clean cloth, then buff the surface. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.
Tempt your cat away from the plants he has been bothering by planting catnip or wheat grass near them. You can also try to offend the cats sense of smell with orange rinds or mothballs.
Protect your delicate deciduous shrubs from harsh elements. Cold weather is very hard on these tender shrubs, and potted shrubs should be shielded and protected. Connect the tops, and then place a sheet over the top of the wigwam. You will protect your shrubs from the cold without having to cover them in plastic, which can cause rot.
Don’t you hate it how fresh mint leaves take over all of your garden, even though you love them? Rein their growth; you can do this simply by planting mint inside a larger garden container or pot. This container can be placed in the soil if you prefer the look of mint in your garden, and it will continue to contain the roots of your mint and prevent it from taking over.
To grow peas, try growing them indoors first, instead of outside. If you were to plant them inside first, the seeds should germinate better. They will also be healthier and hardier, allowing them to better resist pests and disease. After the seedlings have grown strong indoors, it will be time for you to transplant them to outdoor beds.
Surround your vegetable plants with organic mulch, a few inches worth. Mulch will keep soil moist for longer. Mulch will help a lot in preventing weeds from growing. You will be able to save the time you would spend watering your plants and pulling out weeds.
In the hottest time of the day, most vegetables are less firm; even the act of harvesting the veggies may cause bruising. Cut vegetables to remove them from vines rather than twisting and pulling them. Twisting vegetables off vines damages them.
Try to plant an English garden with a mix of plants with different heights, all within the same garden bed. Using plants which grow to the same length or height will make your bed look uniform.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.