You want to have a fresh and organic garden. What do you need to do get started? These tips will help you start an organic garden.
Bulbs will give you wonderful flowers that you can enjoy in early spring and right through the summer. Since bulbs are easy to grow and resistant to poor weather conditions, they will grow without fail year after year. Specific types of bulbs usually bloom at specific times of the season, so if you make appropriate selections, you can be rewarded with blooms from the early part of spring to the later part of summer.
Soak your seeds in a dark spot during the overnight hours. Place a couple seeds in each container, then fill it close to full with water. This hydrates your seeds and jump-starts their growth. This will also give your seeds a much better chance to survive and mature.
You can plant wheat grass or cat grass near the plants that the cat eats. Another option is to place offensively smelling objects on the topsoil near and around the plants you want to protect. Citrus peels or mothballs are a couple of examples.
Vegetables in a garden need to have at least six hours of sun every day in order to thrive. This allows the vegetables to grow quickly and healthily. Many flowers also require adequate sunlight to flourish.
Divide your irises. Increase your iris stocks by dividing your overgrown clumps. Pick up bulbous irises after the foliage dies. If you split the bulbs that you pull up, and replant them, they will bloom the following year. Divide rhizomes with a knife. Cut rhizomes from around the outside then throw away the remaining center. At the least, each piece will need to have one strong offshoot. Set your cuttings into the ground right away.
Peas have a better chance of survival when their seeds are started indoors as opposed to outside, exposed to the elements. Seeds are more likely to sprout when started indoors. The seedling sprouts will be heartier, giving them a better chance to grow into a healthy adult plant capable of rebuffing diseases. You can transplant the seedlings outside after they are sturdy enough.
All of your vegetable plants should have approximately two inches, just outside the stem, of organic mulch placed around them. The mulch help keeps the soil that is around the plants much more moist for much longer. It will also prevent weeds from sprouting. This will save you time, money, and effort in your lovely garden.
You should think about planting evergreens that yield berries in your garden. These plants will look good year-round, even during the winter, when your other plants have lost their bloom. These plants come in several different varieties, including the Winterberry, American Holly, Cranberrybush, and Common Snowberry.
If you want your garden to be off-limits to your dog, spray a scented perimeter around it using things like old perfumes or aftershave. This can help mask any scents which attract animals so pets will now avoid the garden.
If you cut your hand, you can use a glove to protect it from germs and chemicals until it heals. A cut may become badly infected if it’s exposed to a lot of dirt or grime when you garden. There are bandages out there now that can seal cuts completely.
Now you should have more information about organic gardening. By reading and applying the information you have learned, you can go from a novice gardener to an expert-level organic gardener in no time at all. The different tips and methods you can use are endless, and as long as you can follow and implement the information correctly, you should have no trouble growing a fantastic garden this season.