Anyone can enjoy the relaxation and fruitful benefits of cultivating their own organic garden. But, if you’re just getting started, the various challenges of gardening can seem insurmountable. How should a novice approach the learning experience of growing plants? The best way to start is to continue reading this article!
Clay soil can be very hard to work with, and you will often find that it sticks to the shovel. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. This causes the clay to slide rather than stick, and prevents rust as a side effect.
Healthy soil will be your best defense against the pests that can invade your garden. If you are producing healthy plants, they will be stronger and better able to resist bugs and diseases. Use a high-quality organic soil and as few chemicals as possible.
Cover fences and walls with climbing plants. Plants that climb are extraordinarily versatile, and can help hide an unsightly wall or fence, usually within one season. They can also grow through existing shrubs or trees, or be trained to cover an arbor. Some must be tied to supports, but some climbers use twining stems or tendrils and attach themselves to those surfaces. Some of these plants include, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle!
You can plant wheat grass or cat grass near the plants that the cat eats. Offensive smells also work to repel cats and other pesky animals from eating your plants. Try putting mothballs, citrus peels, garlic and other pungent items on the topsoil.
Protect your plants from moisture on a daily basis. Excess moisture on a plant will invite unwanted parasites or diseases to the plant. Fungi is the most common parasite for plants. Although fungi can be treated with sprays, it is possible to preempt the problem and very important to plant health that you do so.
Now you can see how organic gardening is so enjoyable. Gardening is not only a beautiful art but also a rewarding and relaxing way to spend your time. Use these tips to see your garden flourish!