There are so many natural alternatives available to you if you want to turn your garden organic. You just need to learn what you can do, and then do it.
Your tool handles can double as measuring sticks. Tools with long handles such as hoes and rakes can double as measuring sticks. Lay the handles onto the floor and place a measuring tape beside them. Paying close attention to the measurements, use a black marker to establish each interval along the handle’s side in a clearly visible manner. Now when you go garden the next time, you’ll have a giant ruler at your command.
There are home solutions available to combat the powdery mildew you may find on your plants. Mix a solution of baking soda, water, and a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid. Spray this mixture on your plants weekly until the mildew is gone. Baking soda treats the mildew effectively and gently and it won’t damage your plants.
For proper optimum growth, plants require sufficient amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). Plants are more likely to thrive in environments where high levels of CO2 are present. A greenhouse is the best way to create an environment rich in CO2. Make sure to keep CO2 levels high to provide the best growing environment for your plants.
If beautiful flowers throughout the warmer months are important to you, make sure you put bulbs into the ground. Typically, bulbs are simple to grow, and they’ll grow every single year. Choose from the variety of bulbs that bloom at various times of the growing season for a garden of color all spring and summer long.
Knee pads are absolute miracle accessories if you work in a garden with plenty of low-growing plants. Long hours spent in the garden will wreak havoc on your knees. Investing in good knee pads will help cushion your knees so you are more comfortable.
You should divide irises. You can divide those overgrown clumps and increase the amount of irises you have. Once the foliage has died off, lift out your bulbous irises. These bulbs will divide into several parts naturally when you pick them up. You can then replant them, and watch them flower the following year. Divide up the rhizomes with a knife. Cut the new pieces from its outside and dispose of the older center. There needs to be a minimum of one healthy offshoot on each of the new sprout sections. Replant your new rhizome pieces as soon as you have finished the cuttings.
If you plan on growing peas, you should consider starting them indoors instead of beginning them outside. If you plant them inside, they might germinate more effectively. The baby plants will also be stronger and will resist pests and disease better. You will be able to transfer the seedlings outdoors after they become better established.
Anyone can have a garden, but it takes knowledge to have a productive and healthy one. You need to make sure you are utilizing this advice about organic gardening.