Establishing an organic garden is a smart way to work towards a healthier diet. Growing an organic garden does take some planning, though. You probably do not know how to go about growing an organic garden on your own.
Give your flower beds a boost by introducing annuals and biennials. These flowers grow quickly and can be planted at any time during the year. If you want to maintain a flower garden all year or you want to add new flowers to reflect the changing seasons, annuals and biennials are for you. They are very helpful when trying to fill in gaps between shrubs and perennials in an area that is sunny. Some varieties are hollyhocks, petunias and sunflowers.
For the right results, get the right type of soil. Find out more about the plants you like and which type of soil is best. You can also make an artificial area using only one type of soil.
Plants need ample amounts of CO2 to reach their maximum growth. A high level of CO2 provides an optimum environment for growth. The best way to expose your plants to a high level of carbon dioxide is by growing them in a greenhouse. The levels need to be kept high for optimum greenery growth.
Keep the weeds out of your garden by removing them regularly. Weeds can be extremely detrimental to your garden. White vinegar is a pesticide-free way to battle weeds. White vinegar is a fantastic weed killer! If you are too busy to pull weeds by hand, make a white vinegar solution and keep it handy for a quick spray when needed.
Plant bulbs in your garden if you want flowers through spring and summer. Bulbs are hardy, easy to grow into flowers, and will blossom for several years. Plant bulbs that will bloom at various intervals to ensure beautiful flowers are growing in your garden all year long.
Don’t plant a garden without planning it. Use this to remind you where certain things were planted, later when they start sprouting. This is important, because different plants require different care.
Don’t over-water your plants, and keep the soil around them aerated. If your plants get too moist, they may get sick or infested with parasites. A common parasite to plants is fungi. You can control fungi with the application of fungicide sprays. However, the area should be treated before you see the onset of any problems.
Do you enjoy fresh mint leaves though hate how they grow so fast and take over your entire garden? Instead of planting mint in the ground, confine it to a large pot. You can simply put the container below the soil level. Once you do, the container will constrain the roots, preventing them from overshadowing all of your other plants.
As you are aware now, there is homework to be done and energy to be expended in setting up a real organic garden. Furthermore, you will only see your garden blossom with consistent tending. By using the above tips, you will have a marvelous organic garden in no time.