Growing an organic garden is a very pleasant and rewarding activity. Gardening can be overwhelming for a beginner. How can you become a better organic gardener? Well, reading through the tips in this article is a start.
Choose perennials that slugs are not attracted to. Creatures like snails or slugs can destroy a plant in a single night. They often enjoy feeding on perennials with very smooth and tender leaves. Young plants are a special favorite of theirs. Perennials that are unappetizing in taste, or that have hardened and hairy leaves, are not a favorite of slugs or snails. Some of these plants include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, hellaborus, and heuchera.
When mowing your lawn, avoid mowing the grass too short. If you leave some of the grass when you mow, the roots grow further into the ground, which makes the grass less prone to drying and other hazards. If you have short grass, you will have short roots and you will dry out your grass.
If the soil in your garden has a high concentration of alkaline, try mixing some coffee grounds into your garden’s soil. Coffee grounds are an inexpensive way to increase the acid level in your soil. Balanced soil will produce more flavorful, crisp vegetables and greens.
You may want to think about having evergreens that will produce berries planted in your yard. These help to give your garden nice looking color, even during winter when most vegetation is colorless. Some plants that will provide color in the winter include the American Cranberrybush, the American Holly, the Common Snowberry, and the Winterberry.
Cooled water left over from steaming vegetables can be fed to them as a little snack. It is also possible to utilize coffee ground or tea to make the soil more acidic for gardenias, rhododendrons and other plants that prefer acidic soil. If you are having problems with fungus, you may find that sprinkling Chamomile tea on the plant is effective.
Plant for fall color. However, that does not have to be the case! The brightest season of the year when it comes to foliage is fall. Maple, Beech and Dogwood trees are available in a number of fall colors, varying from bright yellow to rich crimson. Shrubs such as barberry, cotoneaster and hydrangea all have gorgeous fall foliage.
Take care of your knees when you’re gardening. Bending for extended time periods causes pain for many people. Kneeling is much easier on your body, and helps you tend to your plants without hurting your back. Place a cushioning kneeling pad on the ground or wear knee pads to make kneeling more comfortable.
The ideal temperature to set your thermostat for indoor plants is between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit during the daylight hours. They need the temperature to be that warm so that they can grow. If you don’t want you house to be really warm during the cold season, you could use a heat lamp on organic plants instead.
You should now realize how much fun and how enjoyable gardening can be. There is so much fun and relaxation to be had as one tries to make their garden grow properly. Remember these tips to grow the perfect organic garden.