In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
So that you don’t shock your plants, try gradually accustoming them to conditions and temperature. At first, only leave them outside for a brief period of time. Over one week, gradually build up the amount of hours you leave the plants outside. At the end of a week, they should be accustomed to the outdoors and ready to transition to outside safely.
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. The wax will enable the clay soil to simply slide off the shovel, and will also prevent the shovel from rusting.
Fight pests before you even plant, by getting your soil in shape. Healthy soil equals healthy plants and healthy plants can fight off diseases with ease. To increase your garden’s likelihood of producing strong and healthy plants, use high-quality soil containing minuscule amounts of chemicals, which will eventually collect salts.
A certain amount of CO2 is necessary for plants to maximize their growth potential. A high level of CO2 provides an optimum environment for growth. The best way to get higher CO2 for your plants is to grow them in a greenhouse. Plants grown in a greenhouse tend to be more lush and healthier due to the improved growing environment.
You can plant wheat grass or cat grass near the plants that the cat eats. You could also place mothballs and citrus peels around your plants to keep your cat away.
Always make sure to mow your lawn to the appropriate length, always making sure that the cut is not too close. If you let your grass grow, the roots will go deeper and make your lawn more resistant to dryness. Short grass is more prone to getting dried out and turning brown.
For an unusual, but effective, organic solution to weeding young plants, try “boiling” the weeds away. A pot full of boiling water is an effective herbicide, yet it is, chemically speaking, completely harmless. Make sure to pour only on the weeds and to stay away from healthy vegetation. The extreme heat of the water will cause damage to the weeds’ roots, which will stop them from growing any more.
With the information you just learned, you can start trying different organic methods in your own garden. There is much information on the subject; you only need to know what to do with it. Keep this advice in mind and put it to good work for you in your own organic garden and hopefully, yield very successful and beautiful results.