In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Clay soil can be a real pain to work with as it often sticks to the end of the shovel. Rub a thin layer of floor or car wax over the surface of the shovel, and then buff the surface using a clean cloth. This will make shoveling in clay soil easier. By waxing the shovel head, the clay will not be able to adhere to the surface.
You don’t need a costly chemical solution to deal with powdery mildew in your garden. Combine a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda with water. Spray this on your plants once a week until the mildew disappears. No damage will occur to your plants, and the baking soda is mild and efficient.
Keep the weeds out of your garden by removing them regularly. Those nasty weeds can turn your beautiful garden into a scruffy version of its former self. White vinegar is one option you can use in your routine weed removal. That’s right, you have safe way to get rid of weeds right there in your kitchen cabinet. If you don’t want to take the time to remove the weeds by hand, simply spray them with a white vinegar solution.
If you want your garden to sport flowers in the spring as well as summer, plant bulbs. Since bulbs are easy to grow and resistant to poor weather conditions, they will grow without fail year after year. Different varieties of bulbs flower at varied times and if you make the right choices you can have blossoms from early spring through late summer.
When the fall season arrives, it is time to plant your fall edibles. Rather than putting standard clay vessels into use when planting crops of lettuce and kale, think about using pumpkins instead. First, cut out the pumpkin’s top layer and remove the seeds. Then, spray some Wilt-Pruf on the insides to prevent the rot that would follow otherwise. After this is completed, it is time to plant!
Vegetable plants should be planted where they can benefit from a minimum of six hours of sunlight every day. Many vegetables need about this much sun to grow quickly. Some flowers need the same thing.
If many of the plants in your garden grow close to the ground, some gardening knee pads will prevent pain and knee injuries. Gardening can really put a lot of pressure on your knees that will leave you cramped and uncomfortable. Using a pair of quality knee pads designed for gardening can provide your knees with cushioning and support, preventing any discomfort.
Now you know a little more on how you can be a successful organic gardener. There is much information on the subject; you only need to know what to do with it. Keep this advice in mind and put it to good work for you in your own organic garden and hopefully, yield very successful and beautiful results.