If you know what you are doing, organic gardening is a great hobby. Here are some suggestions to get you on the right path to successful organic horticulture.
Clay soil is hard and will also stick to a shovel, making it difficult to work with. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. The wax prevents the clay from sticking to the shovel, and stops rust from forming.
Use both biennials and annuals to add color to your flower bed. The annuals and biennials are usually fast growing because they only last one season, and this will let you change the garden every season for a nice change of pace. Use them to fill gaps between shrubs and perennials in the sun. Some plants to get you started include petunia, marigold, sunflower, rudbekcia, and cosmos.
Always take the time to get the weeds out of your garden. Unwanted weeds fight for the same nutrients that more desirable plants do, and they also are unsightly. Try using white vinegar to get rid of weeds. That’s right, you have safe way to get rid of weeds right there in your kitchen cabinet. Load up your spray bottle with some white vinegar, and spray the weeds away instead of breaking your back removing them by hand.
A simple way to lower the alkaline content of your soil is to dilute it with coffee grounds. Coffee grounds add acidity to the soil and are very cheap. This will allow your vegetables and greenery to really thrive.
Are fresh mint leaves something you love but cannot stand how quickly they grow all over your garden? That’s why it’s better to place mint in containers rather than letting it have free rein in your garden. Bury the container so that your plant does not stand out. The container will keep the roots from spreading too far.
Think about using evergreens in your yard that produce berries during the year. These types of trees can offer your garden a splash of color, especially during the winter when all other plants and trees have lost their hues. Plants that provide instant winter color include Holly, Winterberry, American Cranberrybush, and the American Holly.
As you can see, there is a lot more to organic gardening than most people think. Getting your organic garden to produce rich results requires much effort and patience, but you will find the end results quite worth it. By applying the advice of the preceding paragraphs, you’ll set sail for a beautiful organic horticulture horizon.