It can be confusing to buy the right equipment and fully understand an organic garden. Additionally, there are a variety of seeds with different planting times to consider. Here are some steps you can take to ensure you get what you need to grow your organic garden.
When choosing plants, pick those that produce a high yield. Many times, hybrid plants tend to resist disease, and tolerate the cold weather better than their traditional counterparts, resulting in higher yields.
Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. The annuals and biennials are usually fast growing because they only last one season, and this will let you change the garden every season for a nice change of pace. They are very helpful when trying to fill in gaps between shrubs and perennials in an area that is sunny. Some of these that you might consider are petunias, marigolds and sunflowers. If those are not flowers you like, you can also try cosmos, holyhocks or rudbeckias.
Plants that climb can hide fences and walls. These types of plants can climb anything, which makes them perfect for covering up a wall or fence that needs to be hidden. They also have been known to grow through existing trees or shrubs, or can be easily taught to cover any size arbor. Some climbers will attach themselves to a support using twining stems or tendrils, while other varieties need to be held up by tying them in place. Some of these plants include, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle!
Plants need ample amounts of CO2 to reach their maximum growth. The majority of plants grow much better when CO2 levels are at their highest. The best way to expose your plants to a high level of carbon dioxide is by growing them in a greenhouse. It’s best to keep CO2 levels high for the best growth of your plants.
Take the time to remove weeds. Weeds can destroy a once promising garden and take away all its potential. White vinegar has been known to kill weeds quickly. White vinegar is natural, very inexpensive, and can really kill the weeds! Apply it full strength to any areas where weeds are a problem.
When you go to mow your lawn, make sure you don’t mow it too closely to the ground. Higher grass sends roots further down, increasing lawn strength and viability. If you have short grass, you will have short roots and you will dry out your grass.
Garden vegetables should be planted in areas of the ground that receive a minimum of six hours of daily sunlight. This allows the vegetables to grow quickly and healthily. Some flowers also need six hours of daily direct sun in order to grow and blossom well.
A well-cared for organic garden can enhance the beauty of your property and be a source of dietary nutrition. Knowing what and when to plant is also something to keep in mind. If you use the advice from this guide, you will have a healthy, lush garden in no time at all.