You are going to try your hand at organic gardening. Your timing is awesome! The following tips can help you realize your plans for your garden.
If you notice powdery mildew on your plants, do not buy an expensive chemical. Mix plain baking soda with a small bit of liquid soap and water. Then, spray this mixture onto all of your infected plants once each week till the mildew is gone. Your plants will not be harmed by the baking soda, but the mildew will definitely not like it!
Cover any wall or fence with climbers. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. They also have been known to grow through existing trees or shrubs, or can be easily taught to cover any size arbor. A number of climbers need to be attached to a support, but others just take care of their own attachments via tendrils and stems that twine. Some of these plants include, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle!
Stink bugs can damage your garden, especially if you garden in the fall. They love to inhabit peppers, beans, tomatoes and all kinds of fruit varieties. If you don’t treat them, they can do a lot of damage in your garden.
A great garden starts from the seeds and not from the plants. When you grow a new garden, start the environmental way, from seeds. The planters used to hold nursery plants are generally not made from eco-friendly materials, and thus get thrown into landfills. Starting from seeds, or buying from one of the few nurseries that use biodegradable planters, prevents this.
A good fertilizer is important to add nutrients to your soil. If you decide to use manure, which is great for your plants, choose a pathogen free commercial product. Although there are plenty of fertilizer choices, don’t be concerned with which one you use; just be sure to use one.
Give them a boost by watering them with the cooled water that is left after steaming vegetables. Try adding used coffee grounds to the soil around plants that grow in acidic soil. Herbal chamomile tea is an effective, affordable treatment for fighting fungi.
Young children will love it if you plant strawberries that bear continually, and organic gardens are the perfect place to do it. Little ones will be more likely to help when they can enjoy the fun of harvesting their own fruit.
Make sure any open cuts are completely protected from dirt and chemicals before you go to work in your garden. If grime gets into the cut, it could become infected. Bandage all cuts completely, using bandages that cover and seal cuts.
Organic indoor plants may need additional light sources to make up for the light they miss out on by being indoors. This needs to be considered. If you are living in a place that does not have a lot of natural sunlight, think about cultivating plants that do well in lower lighting situations. If your plants still need more light, there are always artificial light sources that you can use.
With all of these ideas, you should be ready to excel at organic gardening. If you thought that you were ready before, well you should now be an expert! Remember to apply these tips as you plan and take care of your garden.