More and more people are realizing the wonders of organic horticulture. By using the advice below, you will be able to get started in organic horticulture and create a thriving and beautiful garden. Coming up are a collection of organic horticulture oriented tips, tricks and ideas to grow and harvest nontoxic, free, healthy, fresh, produce for your whole family.
If mildew is forming on your plants, you should not purchase an expensive chemical. Mix a solution of baking soda, water, and a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid. Spray the mixture on the plants once every seven days or so until you no longer see the mildew. This is a natural solution for ridding your plants of mildew safely.
Knee pads are a gardener’s friend when caring for plants low to the ground. Long hours tending your garden can leave your knees sore and achy. Wear knee pads meant for gardeners so that you’ll be more comfortable when kneeling in your garden.
You can use boiling water to get rid of weeds naturally. Boiling water is a very safe alternative to other potent herbicides. Pour boiling water over the weeds to kill them, but make sure not to pour the water over any plants you don’t want to kill. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.
You can use natural materials or other plants in your garden to keep away pests. Planting marigolds or onions around the border of your vegetable garden will help repel slugs. Wood ash around your tree will help you keep pests away as well. Doing these things can ensure that you do not need potentially harmful chemicals.
Try to pour a bit of leftover water from your steamed veggies on them. If you have rhododendrons or gardenias, use coffee and tea grounds to acidify the soil. Chamomile tea can be effective if you have problems with fungus in your garden. Simply sprinkle it on the affected plant.
It just takes some time and patience to be able to grow a good organic garden. Use what you learned today, and apply it to your garden to see how much of a difference it makes. This advice can help you achieve success regardless of what you choose to plant in your garden.