Organic gardening can be a very enjoyable and relaxing activity in which anyone can participate. However, a beginner may find the whole experience intimidating. How should a novice approach the learning experience of growing plants? This article will give you some great ideas to begin.
Placing Your plants outside
To keep your plants from getting shocked, you need to gradually introduce them to changes in temperature and conditions. Start by placing your plants outside for a few hours only. Then over a weeks time, slightly increase their time outside. At the end of a week, they should be accustomed to the outdoors and ready to transition to outside safely.
When gardening, be sure to look closely for stink bug infestation, especially during Autumn. They like beans, peppers, tomatoes and many fruits. 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 cold weather vegetables
During fall, you should plant cold weather vegetables. Clay pots are boring, so replace those ordinary lettuce and kale pots with pumpkins. Once you cut an opening at the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the insides, spray the inside and edges with Wilt-Pruf to keep the pumpkin from rotting. When this is finished, you are now ready to plant.
Before you start planting your garden, plan it out. Planning gives you a map of your garden. When your plants begin sprouting and all look alike, you can refer to your plan to remind yourself of which plants are which. It can also aid in identifying the less prominent fledgling plants that lie withing a larger landscaped garden.
Put money into a quality wheelbarrow and kneeling stool if you plan to do garden work often. Gardening can take a toll on the knees, but a small ergonomic stool will be a comfortable solution. A wheelbarrow will come in handy to easily move dirt, rocks and other heavy objects.
Using the aspirin water
You can help to prevent your plants from developing diseases with aspirin water. You will need 2 gallons of water and one and one half aspirin mixed together for a wonderful add-on to your plants. Next, coat the plant with the aspirin mixture by spraying it on the leaves. Use this solution once in every three-week period.
If you have recently suffered a cut, discontinue gardening until the cut has healed completely. Cuts have a much higher likelihood of getting infected if they are in contact with dirt when you garden. Bandage all cuts completely, using bandages that cover and seal cuts.
Organic indoor plants may need additional light sources to make up for the light they miss out on by being indoors. This needs to be considered. If you live in a home or apartment that does not get great sunlight you may want to consider growing plants that are designed to grow in low or medium-light environments. Using UV lamps is a great way to grow an organic garden anywhere.
It should now be clear to you why so many people find organic gardening enjoyable. Cultivating your green thumb is a relaxing, engaging hobby that the whole family can enjoy. Use these tips to see your garden flourish!