Most likely, you have seen organic foods in your local grocery store or read about them in a newspaper. It’s important to know which products are organic and which are not. You’ll find that they’re usually packaged differently than their counterparts and the price is much higher. Keep reading for a variety of tips and tricks for maintaining an organic garden.
The quick and drastic change in the weather conditions can shock your plants and cause them to die. It’s important that you gradually change temperate conditions over time, so that your plants can adjust. You need to give them about an hour of sunlight during the first day. As the week progresses, gradually increase their exposure to the outdoors. At the end of a week, they should be accustomed to the outdoors and ready to transition to outside safely.
Select plant types that will bring a higher profits and yield. A lot of times a hybrid that will tolerate cold weather or disease will give you a higher output than heirlooms.
Use climbers to cover walls and fences. These types of plants can climb anything, which makes them perfect for covering up a wall or fence that needs to be hidden. They can be trained to grow over an arbor, or through trees and shrubs that are already in the garden. Some require ties attaching them to supports, but others will attach themselves to any surface nearby. Honeysuckle and jasmine are very beautiful varieties of such climbers.
Transfer your favorite plants inside so they survive the winter. You can save the ones you spent the most money on or the ones that are resistant. When you dig up the plant, carefully avoid the roots then place it in a container.
When you go to mow your lawn, make sure you don’t mow it too closely to the ground. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. Short grass is more prone to getting dried out and turning brown.
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. Balanced soil will produce more flavorful, crisp vegetables and greens.
Before you plant a garden you should plan it out. It will be a while before things start to sprout and visually remind you of what was planted where, so a written record can be helpful. This can also help prevent you from losing smaller plants or smaller groups of plants within a larger garden area.
To keep your dog out of your garden, spray old perfume, aftershave, or other scented items in the grass around it. This will mask any scents that might attract your dog and make your garden less interesting to him.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.