When you have the option, organically grown produce is almost always far superior to the other choices in the grocery store. So save yourself some money and grow produce from your own garden! Keep reading for ideas and inspiration on organic gardening and its benefits!
Plant perennials that are slug-proof. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant in one night. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. Some varieties of perennials are not preferred by snails and slugs, particularly perennials that have hairy, tough leaves or a taste that isn’t appetizing. Some of these plants include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, hellaborus, and heuchera.
If mildew is forming on your plants, you should not purchase an expensive chemical. Mix plain baking soda with a small bit of liquid soap and water. Once a week, spray this on plants to eliminate the mildew. This mixture will not hurt your plants and it will eliminate the mildew slowly but efficiently.
If you have a wall or fence that you do not like, plant climbers to mask its appearance. Climbing plants can cover a wall after one growing season only. They also work to cover up old, and possibly dead, vegetation. Some climbers you plant will have to be tied off and supported, but others have no problem attaching themselves to any surface using their tendrils or twining stems Some dependable types include honeysuckle, clematis, jasmine, climbing roses, and wisteria.
When gardening, beware of stink bugs and other insects, particularly in the autumn. Stink bugs like to reside in tomatoes, beans, and pepper plants, as well as many fruits. Proper measures should be taken in order to ensure minimal damage to your crops.
The approach of fall means you need to start planting autumn goodies. Clay pots are boring, so replace those ordinary lettuce and kale pots with pumpkins. Once you’ve cut its top and scooped the insides out, spray the edges and inside with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rotting. After that, your pumpkin planter is ready to use!
Vegetables should be placed in a spot in your garden that will get about six hours of sun every day. Almost all vegetables need this much sunlight, so that they can grow correctly and in a shorter amount of time. This also rings true for some of the flowers.
As the weather turns colder, it is important to prepare your sensitive shrubs for the change. If you have tender shrubs in pots, they need to be protected in the cold weather. Join them together at the top, and use a blanket or old sheet to cover them. This method is much better than wrapping the plant in plastic, as it allows air to circulate, which can prevent rotting.
Interested in using Mother Nature to keep pests at bay the natural way? A good way to keep slugs away is to create a border with onions around a garden with vegetables. Marigolds would do this trick as well. Mulch around the bottom of trees and shrub seedlings with wood ash to reduce unwanted infestation of pests. Using methods like these eliminates the need for chemical pesticides, which can be harsh or even harmful.
Stop wasting your money on inferior fruits and vegetables from the supermarket. Use what you learn from this article in order to grow your own vegetables and fruits.