Organic gardening is a great way to grow your own food at home and relax at the same time. Yet for someone who is just a novice, gardening can be a really intimidating thing to think about. Are you interested in cultivating green gardens and earning that green thumb? Reviewing the advice that follows would be a good place to begin!
Biennials and annuals are great if you would like to better your flower bed. Fast growing biennials and annuals will brighten a garden and permit you to change looks from one season to another. They are useful for filling gaps in between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. Some excellent choices include rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflower, cosmos, petunia and marigold.
For the right results, get the right type of soil. Different types of plants require different soils, so check soil requirements for the ones you choose. It is also possible to set aside a portion of your garden to include just one type of soil.
You must be sure to remove all of the weeds that grow in your garden. Weeds can turn a beautiful garden into an eyesore. White vinegar is a pesticide-free way to battle weeds. Use it instead of chemical solutions to kill weeds. Load up your spray bottle with some white vinegar, and spray the weeds away instead of breaking your back removing them by hand.
If you want your garden to sport flowers in the spring as well as summer, plant bulbs. Since bulbs are easy to grow and resistant to poor weather conditions, they will grow without fail year after year. Bulbs bloom during different seasons, if you pick them carefully you will have flowers almost all year.
Make sure to pre-soak seeds, preferably in a dark location. Take 3-4 seeds, put them in a small jar or container, and cover them with water. This will give your seeds a healthy head start in the growth process. Seeds that are grown in this way have a higher survival and maturity rate.
If your soil has a problem with high alkaline levels, mixing in some coffee grounds that have been used is a great solution. Using coffee grounds is a less expensive way to make your soil more acidic than trying to replace your topsoil. The plants will be healthier, leading to more delicious home-grown veggies.
Try to have a plan with your garden. Planning gives you a map of your garden. When your plants begin sprouting and all look alike, you can refer to your plan to remind yourself of which plants are which. You can also avoid losing the smaller plants, or in larger gardens, the small plant groups.
If you are looking for an all-natural, organic way to weed your garden, consider “boiling off” the weeds. Boiling water can be considered as an herbicide, and it is a safe one. Pour boiling water on any weeds, but be careful not to spill it on plants you want to keep. Boiling water damages weed and plant roots, so be sure to avoid the plants you don’t want to eliminate.
You should now realize how much fun and how enjoyable gardening can be. Properly growing your garden can involve serious relaxation and even some fun. These tips will help you get your organic garden started.