Organic gardening may be a major pain, or a joyous hobby. This list of tips should help you become a successful organic gardener.
Clay is naturally hard, and can can stick to a shovel making it frustrating to work with. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. The clay easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.
Do a soil analysis prior to planting. For a small fee, a soil analysis can be obtained – based on that report – the soil can be properly enriched to support a vibrant garden. It is worth having this information so that crops do not get ruined. Most Cooperative Extension offices provide this service.
When the fall season approaches, you must prepare to plant your favorite fall veggies and other edibles. If you want to find an interesting container for your lettuce or kale, try a pumpkin! You simply need to cut off the top, scoop out the guts, and spray your pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf. Finished? Now you’re all set for planting!
Try growing wheat grass or cat grass in the area of the plants your cat wants to eat. Try putting mothballs or citrus on your soil to wards pets away.
Take extra care of any fragile shrubs that are known to drop their leaves in the autumn. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. Join them together at the top, and use a blanket or old sheet to cover them. People sometimes use plastic to wrap their plants, but plastic can cause the plants to rot because it impedes air circulation.
If your garden contains lots of short plants, purchase some gardening knee pads. Excessive time spent kneeling often results in significant stiffness and pain. You can be more comfortable in the garden with a good pair of gardening knee pads.
For an unusual, but effective, organic solution to weeding young plants, try “boiling” the weeds away. Boiling water is an excellent, organic substance for use against weeds. Make sure to pour only on the weeds and to stay away from healthy vegetation. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.
Make sure to fertilize your garden. Choose commercial compost instead of homegrown manure to keep toxins out of your plants. There are a wide variety of fertilizing options available, although which type you use is not that important; just make sure to use something.
Now that you’ve read this article, you can see that there is much more to do with organic gardening than meets the eye. You need to work hard at it and be patient, and if you can do that then you will see a dazzling organic garden. Using the tips that you just learned you can improve your skills in organic gardening.