People who start doing organic gardening do so because they don’t like toxic effects of pesticides and fertilizers. Another benefit is that organic gardening techniques are often cost little-to-nothing. In the following paragraphs, you’ll find some suggestions that will help you make the most of your garden.
Many times when digging in clay soil the clay will adhere to the shovel, which will make it much harder to dig. To make the clay soft so you aren’t working as hard, take floor or car wax and rub a light coat on the surface of the shovel using a clean cloth, then buff the surface. The clay will slide off of its surface and it will prevent rust.
You can use the wooden handles of your tools as measurement sticks. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes, and shovels can be converted into handy measuring sticks. On the floor, simply lay out the handles, then take a tape measure and run it next to them. Then, transfer the measurements to the handle using a permanent marker. When you are horticulture next, you’ll have a ruler beside you at all times.
Try to plan a variety of perennials that are slug-proof. Snails and slugs can destroy plants in just one night. They tend to enjoy perennials that have thin, smooth, tender leaves, especially those of young plants. Some perennials are not preferred meals for snails and slugs, especially if their foliage is hairy and tough, or tastes bad. Selecting an unappetizing perennial, such as campanula or heuchera, will help stop them from being eaten.
Cover fences and walls with lots of climbers. Climbing plants can cover a wall after one growing season only. It is possible to get them to grow in conjunction with trees and bushes already on the premises, or train them to drape over arbors. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.
By following some of the tips we include in this article, you’ll be up and running in no time and will soon have a good supply of produce grown in your own garden. A flourishing organic garden will also be an open invitation to some very interesting creatures of the wild that you can look forward to seeing.