There are many different reasons why one would might prefer organic gardening methods over more traditional approaches. Some of the most popular reasons include concerns about chemicals, health problems and the environment. Organic gardening methods are extremely cheap for the most part. This article will provide some great tips for organic gardening.
A great gardening tip to use is to always select types of plants that are more likely to produce a high yield. Hybrids are usually hardier in terms of disease and weather resistance, and are designed to produce more.
Brighten your garden with biennials and annuals. 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. In an area that is sunny, they make good plants to place in the gaps found between shrubs and perennials. Notable collections include sunflower, marigold, hollyhock, rudbeckia, cosmos, and petunia.
Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. Plants that grow as climbers are quite versatile, helping you hide ugly walls or fences, many times within only one season of growth. You may also be interested in training them over an arbor or trellis. You can also grow them among existing landscape trees and plants. There are natural climbers, which use tendrils or stems to wrap around any given surface, while others must be tied with a string or rope. There are many varieties you can choose from. Honeysuckle, climbing roses and jasmine are among the best.
Do a soil analysis prior to planting. For a tiny fee, a soil analysis may be done, and based on the results, the soil can support a growing garden by you enriching it as necessary. The cost of the analysis will be easily offset by the benefits of a healthy and vibrant crop.
Bulbs planted in the spring can flower all the way into summer. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. Bulbs bloom during different seasons, if you pick them carefully you will have flowers almost all year.
Make sure to pre-soak seeds, preferably in a dark location. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn’t too large for the plant you’ll be growing. Fill that container with water, almost to the top. This will keep seeds hydrated and help them to grow faster. This way, the seeds will have a much better shot at survival once they are planted.
Coffee grounds can be used to amend soils that are high in alkaline. This is a great and cheap way to increase the acid levels in your dirt. This solution will make the vegetables you grow healthier and more flavorful.
Putting the advice you just learned to use in your organic garden will help you realize several benefits, including having healthy plants and a reduction in toxins. Keep in mind that you can expect to see increase in wildlife when your garden begins to grow and work with nature.