Successful organic gardening requires the use of some particular methods and techniques. In order to use these methods, all you have to do is learn a little bit about them.
Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is essential to the growth of plants because of its role in photosynthesis. Plants are more likely to thrive in environments where high levels of CO2 are present. Growing plants in a greenhouse is the best way to contain CO2 for use by your plants. If you have a greenhouse, keep CO2 levels high.
Make sure to pre-soak seeds, preferably in a dark location. Put some seeds in a container and fill the container to the brim with water. This way, your seeds are well-hydrated and can start growing with a head start. This improves the chances of successful plant development.
Both cat grass and wheat grass are good for giving your errant feline pause. You could also repel your pet by planting rosemary or placing citrus fruit peels around your garden.
To grow peas, try growing them indoors first, instead of outside. By initially planting them indoors, the seeds tend to germinate better. The baby plants will also be stronger and will resist pests and disease better. Transplant them outside when they are fully established and able to thrive.
Be smart when you water your garden. Use a soaker hose to save time so that you do not have to water each plant individually with a hose nozzle, or a watering can that needs to be refilled repeatedly. Keep the soaker’s water pressure at a low level, so that your tender plants will not be harmed. Keep the water turned on for about two hours; while your plants are being watered, you will have time for other activities.
Spray old aftershave, perfume, or scented products around the grass of your garden to prevent your dog from entering it. This helps mask the attractive scents and can make your garden unappealing to them.
Vegetables are softer when they are warmer, increasing the risk that you will damage them. Vegetables and fruits should always be cut from the vine, not twisted; twisting subjects a plant to needless stress.
Strawberries are a great plant to grow in any organic garden, especially if you happen to have kids or any strawberry lover in your home. Children love to snap up these sweet juicy fruits for themselves and will be much more willing to eat other foods you’ve planted as well.
Have your gardening tools near you to minimize the time spent searching for them. You should use a large pail and wear sturdy pants that have several pockets. Keep gloves, small pruning shears, a trowel and any other tools handy in order to increase the quickness of the work that goes into your garden.
When you are working in your garden, you will want to have all of your tools in a convenient location. Don’t waste time searching for lost tools. Before you start work in the garden, make sure you have the necessary tools, and always remember to put them away when you are finished. Invest in a tool belt or wear pants that have lots of pockets.
Any person can create a garden. However, only those who possess the right information will receive the most benefit from their garden. Put this advice to work for you.