Having an organic garden is a great way to have access to healthy foods whenever you want them, which will ultimately lead to a healthier diet. But, you need to put in a lot of effort to grow your garden effectively. You may be curious as to how to start the organic gardening process.
Make sure to lay the sod properly. The soil requires preparation before sod can be laid. Weed the soil well, and till the entire lawn area. Make sure your soil is flat and compacted. Now make sure the soil is thoroughly dampened. Lay the sod down in alternated rows, keeping the joints set off from one another. Firm the sod down to form a flat, even surface, and fill in any gaps between the sod with a little soil. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
Use perennials resistant to slugs and snails. Snails and slugs can quickly wreak havoc on a garden. Snails and slugs like to eat perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if they are young plants. There are, however, certain types of perennials that slugs and snails hate. Most of these varieties either have tough leaves or taste unappealing. Some of these plants include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, hellaborus, and heuchera.
Keep your plants thriving through the winter by bringing them inside. Think about saving your resistant plants or the expensive ones. Carefully dig up the plants, using caution not to disturb the roots, then transfer into a pot.
Before you even place the first plant in your garden, you need to check the composition of your soil. A soil analysis report can be acquired for a nominal fee. You can then use the results of that report to determine if the soil needs to be modified before you begin planting. It can avoid ruined vegetables and flowers, so check with places, such as a cooperative extension department to see where you can obtain the analysis.
Remove your garden’s weeds! Weeds can turn a beautiful garden into an eyesore. White vinegar is one option you can use in your routine weed removal. White vinegar can not only kill the weeds, it’s also a non-toxic spray that won’t harm pets or people. Put some white vinegar in a spray bottle, and spray directly on weeds. If you don’t want to pull weeds out by hand anymore, give vinegar a try.
If you want your garden to sport flowers in the spring as well as summer, plant bulbs. A hardy perennial addition to your garden, bulbs will continue to delight every year. Include a variety of plantings to get a full season of flowers, from early bloomers to late-season varieties.
Organic gardening requires work, effort and research. It is very true, as well, that to see results, you must stick with it. If you keep all these suggestions in mind, you have taken the right steps towards becoming a successful organic gardener.