Holistic lifestyles are starting to become more popular, and people are starting to live more organically. Those involved in this kind of living often like to grown their own organic gardens as a means to maximize the potential health benefits. This article provides several useful tips on organic gardening that can help.
Clay is difficult to dig through with a shovel, as it is sticky and compact. Rubbing wax on the shovel prior to digging can kick this challenge to the curb. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.
Having healthy soil in your garden is your number one defense against pests! Healthy soil encourages vigorous plant growth and makes your garden more resistant to common diseases and insects. So give your garden a kick start by beginning with a healthy batch of natural and organic soil.
Take all of the weeds out of your landscaping! Weeds can be extremely detrimental to your garden. White vinegar is one option you can use in your routine weed removal. White vinegar will kill those pesky weeds. Put some white vinegar in a spray bottle, and spray directly on weeds. If you don’t want to pull weeds out by hand anymore, give vinegar a try.
If you want your garden to sport flowers in the spring as well as summer, plant bulbs. Most bulbs are extremely hearty and grow easily. They also come back year after year. Keep in mind that different bulb types bloom differently and at different time periods, so when you choose a bulb plan accordingly, you can have your plant blooms lasting spring into summer.
The approach of fall means you need to start planting autumn goodies. A hollowed out pumpkin can become a festive container for kale and lettuce. After cutting an opening and removing the meat and seeds from inside the pumpkin, use Wilt-Pruf, sprayed throughout the inside and cut edges, and prevent rot from occurring. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
Organic gardening is simpler if you have knowledge on the subject. Don’t forget that this advice is just the beginning.