Many individuals prefer organic gardening, as they fear the possible long-term effects on their health as well as the environment from the many commercial pesticides and fertilizers that are used. Organic gardening is also cheap and requires very little equipment. The following tips will help turn you into a successful organic gardener in no time at all.
Your tool handles can double as measuring sticks. Tools with substantial handles, like rakes, hoes and large shovels are great for taking measurements. Lay the handles upon the floor and use a tape measure along side of them. You can label distances using a permanent marker. Now you will always possess a large ruler ready for your use in the garden.
Transplanting plants and bringing them indoors can protect them from harsh winters. Try to save plants that are expensive or that are resistant enough to handle the transition. Use caution when digging around the roots of your plant. You need to keep the root structure intact for it to thrive after being potted.
If you want to grow vegetables in you backyard, it is vital that you place them in an area where they could get roughly six hours of sun on a daily basis. Most vegetables that can be grown need that much sun to grow well and quickly. This arrangement will also benefit some types of flowers.
Don’t you hate it how fresh mint leaves take over all of your garden, even though you love them? Keep your mint growth under control by planting them in pots and/or garden containers. The container can be planted in the ground, and it will still prevent the plant from dominating the garden.
The water that is leftover from the steamed vegetables is great to pour over them. Add coffee grounds or tea leaves to the soil of acid-loving plants like rhododendron and gardenia. Chamomile tea is effective in combating a fungus problem within your garden.
Don’t use broad-spectrum pesticides for your garden. These types of pesticides also kill the beneficial insects that eat the pests. Bugs that provide a benefit to your garden are more easily killed by these broad-spectrum pesticides, you may simply end up with a bigger pest problem. This will leave you using even more pesticides to fix the problem.
Gardening should be a relaxing activity. A plethora of paths to individual relaxation and inner peace exist. Gardening is a great way to do so. Without too much effort, you can enjoy great returns. The best return on your investment is the feeling of happiness and tranquility from growing your own greenery.
Choose one plant to be the focal point. There should be a solid focal point for every good garden design. Focal points in gardens are normally a plant specimen that no one else in the neighborhood has in their landscape.
If you start implementing the organic gardening advice included in this article today, you can look forward to having a healthy, productive, toxic-free garden in the near future. Planting a natural garden also encourages wildlife to enjoy your garden, and this even benefits the plants growing within.