There are so many tools and methods to grow an all-natural, vibrant and healthy garden. All that is needed from you to have a great organic garden is to learn what they are, and to put them into practice.
Pull all the weeds in your garden. Weeds can turn a thriving garden into a total wasteland. White vinegar is one option you can use in your routine weed removal. White vinegar can not only kill the weeds, it’s also a non-toxic spray that won’t harm pets or people. Try spraying some white vinegar in water when you are pulling weeds from your garden.
Do not mow your lawn too short. If you let your grass grow, the roots will go deeper and make your lawn more resistant to dryness. If you have short grass, you will have short roots and you will dry out your grass.
Carefully plan your garden first. This way, you will remember the places you planted your seeds when they start sprouting. You are also less likely to lose smaller members of the larger garden in the overall mix.
Instead of leaving clumps of irises intact, divide them so that your flowers can grow in a more healthy manner. You can create additional irises by splitting up irises that are growing into each other’s space. If you notice a dead foliage, lift the bulb. As soon as you pick up the bulb, it’ll split into pieces. That’s okay – in fact, it’s desirable. You can replant the bulb pieces and next year you’ll have a healthy bed of new irises. Split rhizomes with a knife. Cut healthy pieces from the root stalk and throw out the dead center. Don’t plant any pieces that don’t have any strong offshoots. Plant immediately.
Be aware of the optimum time frame for harvesting vegetables. Every type of vegetable has a different moment of ripeness. Harvesting zucchini is best done when they are small and baby peas should be harvested when they are young. Tomatoes, however, are best picked from the vine later when they are very ripe. Take some time to learn about the best harvest time for the vegetables that you have growing.
Be careful how you water your garden. To save time, use a soaker type hose so each plant doesn’t need individual watering from the nozzle of a hose or a little watering can. Use low water pressure for your hose so that you do not cause harm to the tender members of your garden. You can go about your business and leave your soaker hose at work for an hour or two.
A garden can be grown by anyone, but in order to have a garden that produces the best crops, proper gardening knowledge is needed. These tips on organic gardening are here to guide you on the right path.