You are ready to plant your organic garden. There is no better time to start than the present! The following tips can help you realize your plans for your garden.
Shoveling clay is very difficult and lots of work because the clay is hard and sticks to the shovel, making it tough to handle. 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 easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.
Climbing plants and vines are great for covering fences and wall structures. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season. They can be trained to grow over an arbor, or through trees and shrubs that are already in the garden. Some types of climbers support themselves naturally through twining stems or tendrils, but others will have to be attached to something. Climbing roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis, and jasmine are some great plants to try out.
When gardening, be watchful of stink bugs, particularly in the fall. They enjoy tomatoes, peppers, beans, and many different varieties of fruits. If they are left in the garden, they can do great damage to your plants, so you should do whatever you can to eliminate them.
Do you like mint, but not how they ruin your garden? You can slow down this growth by planting them inside a pot or container! By using a separate containment unit, you are limiting the plant’s ability to spread its roots and subsequently grow like wildfire. You can even plant the entire pot so that it still looks just like another plant in your garden.
Put money into a quality wheelbarrow and kneeling stool if you plan to do garden work often. In order to relieve stress on your knees when gardening, always use a small garden stool to be more comfortable. Gardening also usually requires that you transport heavy loads, such as dirt or mulch, and a wheelbarrow will make this much easier to do.
If you want your garden to be off-limits to your dog, spray a scented perimeter around it using things like old perfumes or aftershave. Your dog will find more interesting scents to explore elsewhere and leave your garden alone.
Let your children be involved in your organic gardening efforts. Toiling together in the garden brings your family closer together and offers many different opportunities to learn new things and instill green values.
If you want your children to enjoy your organic garden, plant some tasty strawberries. A lot of children not only love to pick out their own fruit but they also love to learn about it as well.
You are now well-equipped with insight on creating an organic garden. If you thought you were prepared previously, then you should be at a pro’s level now! Remember to apply these tips as you plan and take care of your garden.