Natural, environmentally-friendly living is catching hold among legions of individuals, as is a preference for organic produce. Anyone living this kind of life usually has to organically grow their own herbs and plants to maintain their way of living. If you’d like to grow your own organic plants, read on for some useful tips.
Fill your garden with bulbs if you want to enjoy beautiful flowers through the spring and into summer. Most people have no trouble successfully growing bulbs, and their flowers will return each and every year. Bulbs bloom during different seasons, if you pick them carefully you will have flowers almost all year.
Before you plant seeds, pre-soak them for a night somewhere dark. Simply place a handful of seeds in a container, cover the seeds up with water, and stash it away. This will allow your seeds to be hydrated and get a head start when growing. The young plants will survive better, and get a boost toward maturity.
Make sure air can circulate around your plants, and keep leaves moisture-free. Many diseases, as well as most parasites, prefer moisture. A fungus is one of the most important and debilitating parasites for plants. Although fungi can be treated with sprays, it is possible to preempt the problem and very important to plant health that you do so.
Create your own garden from scratch with seeds, rather than plants. Starting with your own seeds is more environmentally friendly than buying plants from a nursery. The planters used to hold nursery plants are generally not made from eco-friendly materials, and thus get thrown into landfills. Starting from seeds, or buying from one of the few nurseries that use biodegradable planters, prevents this.
It is particularly important for new gardeners to read and follow instructions that come with tools, as well as chemicals. It may seem simple enough, but not following it could lead to chemical burns and skin irritations. Prevent issues, and use your garden chemicals safely.
The water that is leftover from the steamed vegetables is great to pour over them. To add acidity to the soil of your rhododendrons and gardenias, use coffee or tea grounds. Herbal chamomile tea is an effective, affordable treatment for fighting fungi.
Be smart about how you water your garden. You can water efficiently by using a soaker hose which will eliminate the necessity of watering each plant one by one with a nozzle, or having to use a water can that you have to refill over and over. Keep the soaker’s water pressure at a low level, so that your tender plants will not be harmed. Let your soaker hose run for a few hours while you do other things.
The ambient temperate of a room with live plants should be kept between sixty-five and seventy-five degrees throughout the day. Warm temperatures encourage plant growth. If you think it would not be comfortable to keep your residence that warm in the winter, consider purchasing a heat lamp to use on the plants.
The more you understand about organic gardening methods, the better prepared you will be to grow a lush, natural garden that provides both beauty and sustenance. While these tips primarily cover only the basics, they give you a place to start your organic gardening venture.