As the organic movement gains momentum, increasing numbers of people are being attracted to holistic lifestyles. Living a truly lifestyle like this requires a dedicated steady supply of fresh herbs, fruits and veggies. The following advice below helps to improve organic horticulture skills.
Use both annuals and biennials to add a splash of color to your flower beds. 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. They can be used to fill in gaps in your garden between the perennials or shrubs so your garden looks fuller. The most popular varieties to use include petunia, zinnia, cosmos, snapdragon, marigold, hollyhock, and sunflower.
If your soil has high alkaline amounts, mix some coffee grounds into it. Coffee grounds are an inexpensive way to increase the acid level in your soil. You will notice that your vegetables and greens will have a stronger taste.
A set of knee pads is a great investment if your garden has a lot of low-growing plants. Weeding, watering and picking through your vegetation can cause a lot of damage to your knees if left unprotected. Having a good pair of knee pads will cushion your knees in comfort.
Are you one of the millions who loves some fresh mint leaves, yet you absolutely hate the way they tend to take over any garden they are planted within? Keep your mint growth under control by planting them in pots and/or garden containers. You can bury the container so the top is flush with the ground if desired, but the container’s walls will prevent the roots from spreading so that the plant won’t take over your entire garden.
Be sure to plant some strawberries for your children and grandchildren. Ever-bearing ones are especially nice. Small kids enjoy picking fruit themselves out of a garden. Because of this, they’ll be more likely to provide you with some assistance in your garden if they feel like they’re receiving something out of it.
By obtaining a greater number of organic horticulture ideas, you will soon find the process to be increasingly effortless. While these tips primarily cover only the basics, they give you a place to start your organic gardening venture.