Many people get into organic gardening since they fear the toxic effects of commercial pesticides and fertilizers, both on the environment and their health. Also, the majority of organic gardening strategies require very little money. The following tips will help turn you into a successful organic gardener in no time at all.
Give your flower beds a boost by introducing annuals and biennials. These usually grow quickly, and provide an easy-to-change solution to making your flower beds bright and beautiful. They allow you to select different flowers from one year or season to the next. They are very helpful when trying to fill in gaps between shrubs and perennials in an area that is sunny. There are many flowers you can plant in these gaps. Try marigolds, petunias or sunflowers for a brighter garden.
Transfer your favorite plants indoors to rescue them from the winter frosts. This is especially useful if you have a particular plant that you love or was expensive. Carefully dig near the roots and transfer those plants into a flower pot.
Use proper soil for the best results. Depending on the types of plants you would like to grow, your garden’s soil might need to be amended with different substances to alter drainage, acidity and other charactheristics that make plants happy. It’s also possible to make a fabricated area that contains only one type of soil.
Make sure your soil is healthy enough before you start planting anything. Soil analysis costs a little money, but the report can inform you how to enrich your soil and open the door to a lush garden. You can often find Cooperative Extension offices that provide this service, which can help to make your garden flourish.
For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. Different varieties of bulbs flower at varied times and if you make the right choices you can have blossoms from early spring through late summer.
Try to keep your plants aerated and dry, every day. Moisture on the surfaces of your plants is an invitation to pests and illness. Fungi commonly afflict a number of plants. It is possible to control fungi by using fungicide sprays. However, these sprays should be used before issues become apparent.
Always fertilize your garden. Use commercially composted products in your garden to help your plants grow. This will reduce the chance of pathogens. You can choose from many different fertilizers. Do not worry about the kind of fertilizer you end up using but definitely put down something.
Start peas inside in a container, rather than planting the seeds outdoors. If you plant them inside, they might germinate more effectively. They will also be stronger, and better equipped to resist disease and insects. Once they are suitably strong, transplant them outside.
Use the advice here to start your own organic garden. It is an interesting hobby and one that can improve your health. Your foods will taste better and not contain the heavy chemicals of store bought produce. You should expect to see more wildlife inhabiting your garden as your garden works more with nature.