Anthony Thomas

Follow This Advice To Learn More About Organic Gardening

There are many all-natural methods out there you can use to grow a bright, vibrant, healthy organic garden. You just need to learn them and use them.

Gradually acclimate plants to temperature changes and conditions, if you want to avoid shocking them. You need to give them about an hour of sunlight during the first day. Over a week, increase the time outside slowly. By the time the week ends, your plants will be ready for their big move and should have no problems!

Healthy soil will be your best defense against the pests that can invade your garden. Healthy plants can better ward off pests and diseases. Use a high-quality organic soil and as few chemicals as possible.

Climbing plants and vines are great for covering fences and wall structures. Climbers have many different uses and spread quickly. They can cover an arbor, or grow through trees and shrubs. Some must be tied to supports, but some climbers use twining stems or tendrils and attach themselves to those surfaces. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.

Do a soil analysis prior to planting. You can do a soil sample analysis for an affordable fee and then know what you need to properly treat your soil with so you can grow the best plants. There are numerous places to find this service, such as your local Cooperative Extension office. The cost is well worth it to avoid a potentially ruined crop.

Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. Moisture can be a magnet for disease and parasites on your plants. Fungi is a common problem in the world of plants. Fungi can be controlled with fungicide sprays, but it is important to treat your area with the spray, before you see any problems.

Start your garden off right with seeds, not plants. This is a more sustainable way to start a garden. It’s better for your garden, in particular, because transplants have high failure rates; whereas, sprouting a seed and growing a plant in the same conditions is better. Additionally, it’s better for the environment, because the plastic pots used by most greenhouses are generally not recycled and are cluttering landfills.

Think about using evergreens in your yard that produce berries during the year. These help to give your garden nice looking color, even during winter when most vegetation is colorless. Other plants that boast of winter berries include: Holly, Snowberry and Winterberry.

Broad-spectrum pesticide is not a good garden choice. It’s true these pesticides kill the pests you don’t want, but they also lay waste to the advantageous insects that make those same pests a regular meal. In fact, beneficial insects are more likely to die than pests if you spray these types of pesticides. As the population of “good” bugs dwindles, your garden may become overrun with pests. This may then lead to using even more pesticides to eliminate this new problem.

Anyone may plant gardens, but only those who are knowledgeable can get more out of their planted crops. Remember these helpful tips the next time you are working in your garden!

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