You are finally ready to try organic gardening. The time to do it is now. Below are a ton of wonderful tips to help you start an organic garden of your own.
If your plants have a powdery mildew, don’t use expensive chemicals on them. Try mixing a little liquid soap with some baking soda in water. Once weekly, spray this mixture to the affected areas of your plants, and the mildew should be eliminated shortly. Baking soda will effectively remove the mildew without damaging your plants.
Plants need to take in CO2 to grow and thrive. The majority of plants thrive when they are exposed to a high level of carbon dioxide. The best way to get higher CO2 for your plants is to grow them in a greenhouse. It’s very important to keep the CO2 levels high so your plants have the best possible growing conditions.
If you are considering planting a garden take the time to plan it out. A thoughtful plan can remind you of previous plantings and what you will see appearing from the soil in the months of spring and summer. A good plan can also help you to place each plant in the area that is most beneficial to them.
Fresh mint is a wonderful addition to a herb garden, but it can quickly take over your entire yard. You can stunt the growth of mint by planting it inside a container or super-sized bowl. Bury the container so that your plant does not stand out. The container will keep the roots from spreading too far.
You should divide irises. If you divide the overgrown clumps of flowers, you’ll find that your stock grows proportionally. If you find any dead irises in your garden, immediately pull up the bulbs. As soon as you pick up the bulb, it’ll split into pieces. That’s okay – in fact, it’s desirable. You can replant the bulb pieces and next year you’ll have a healthy bed of new irises. Rhizomes should be divided using a knife. Cut out new pieces from outside the bulb and throw away the old center. Divide your pieces carefully; they should each have one good quality offshoot apiece. You also need to make sure that you replant the new pieces as soon as possible.
In order to start the best garden possible, remember that you should always start with the seeds and not pre-purchased plants. When opening a garden, the most green method of beginning is from seed. The plastic used in nurseries often end up in landfills, that is why it is advised to use seeds or purchase from nurseries that make use of organic materials when packaging their plants.
You should now have the basic knowledge you need to start an organic garden. No matter how comfortable you felt about the subject, you should be more so now. 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.