You are ready to grow a healthy organic garden. What great timing. Below are a ton of wonderful tips to help you start an organic garden of your own.
Trying to shovel through clay soil can be extremely difficult and tiresome. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. The clay will no longer stick to the shovel, and this also helps to prevent other problems like rusting.
Cover any wall or fence with climbers. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. They may also grow through tress and shrubs that are already grown, or you can train them to cover your arbor. 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. Reliable varieties include wisteria, honeysuckle, climbing roses, clematis, and jasmine.
During winter, you should take your favorite plants inside. Choose the plants that are most likely to survive. Remember to be gentle when digging up your plants; carefully dig away from the roots and gently place the plant into a container.
If you want flowers in spring and summer, plant bulbs in the garden. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. 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.
It is important to follow the instructions on your chemicals and tools closely, especially if you are new to gardening. Failure to follow instructions can be dangerous or painful. For example, some chemicals will irritate your skin if you don’t follow safety rules. Be careful when it comes to your body, and always follow directions.
You may want to think about having evergreens that will produce berries planted in your yard. These year-round berries will give the rest of your yard a much-needed pop of color, especially in the winter. Some plants provide color during the winter like the Winterberry, and American Holly, the American Cranberrybush and the Common Snowberry.
Heat softens vegetables, so you can damage them immensely by pulling them out of the ground or cutting them off vines when it is too hot outside. Cut vegetables off at the vine, and don’t twist them off, as this could hurt the plant.
Mixing a variety of plants at different heights is how you can make a very interesting English garden. If you use plants of similar heights, the result will be pretty boring and uniform.
Hopefully these tips have helped to prepare you for having an organic garden. You may have thought you were all set to start digging prior to reading this article, so now you should be able to call yourself an expert! The tips that were given should have provided you some advice that can help you get started with growing a beautiful organic garden.