Many people are beginning to see how great an organic garden really can be. If you use the suggestions here, you'll be able to create your own successful organic garden. Follow our tips and reap the rewards.
Do a soil analysis prior to planting. Have a soil report done. It is cost effective and you can make necessary adjustments, based on the report, to your soil so it is correctly enriched to encourage plant growth. Several Cooperative Extension locations offer this service, and it's advantageous for you to know what type of soil you have, in order to avoid growing faulty crops.
Fill your garden with bulbs if you want to enjoy beautiful flowers through the spring and into summer. These are hearty choices, choices that will reward you for years despite the little effort that is involved in their care. Different varieties of bulbs flower at varied times and if you make the right choices you can have blossoms from early spring through late summer.
Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. It may also work to add citrus peelings or mothballs to the soil of the plants, because the odor is unpleasant to cats.
Don't you hate it how fresh mint leaves take over all of your garden, even though you love them? Control their expansion by confining them to a large pot. Then, you can plant the container into the ground. However, the container walls will keep the roots held, and prevent the plant from consuming too much of your garden space.
Interested in using Mother Nature to keep pests at bay the natural way? For example, slugs can be deterred by the presence of marigolds or onions. Mulch around the bottom of trees and shrub seedlings with wood ash to reduce unwanted infestation of pests. Natural remedies, like the ones listed, will help reduce the need and usage of harsh chemical pesticides.
Think about starting your peas indoors rather than planting them directly in the garden. When you plant them indoors first, the seeds will germinate better. Give the seeds enough time to get stronger: growing indoors will make it easier for your plants to resist diseases and the pesky bugs. Once the seedlings have become hardy enough to survive, you can transplant them to your outdoor garden.
If you pick vegetables around high noon when it is very hot, you are likely to damage them. Twisting off vegetables causes damage to the plant; always snip them at the base of the vine.
Do not rush when planting seeds. You need to start by adding moisture to the soil. Then, evenly spread the seeds according to the type of plant and how much room they require for good growth. The seeds should be buried to a depth that is equal to three times the diameter of the seeds. However, there are some seeds that need light to germinate, so be sure to check your seeds planting instructions.
An organic garden takes time and patience, as we have previously advised. Apply the tips and techniques from this article to your efforts, and witness for yourself just how awesome your horticulture can be. Regardless of which organic crops you choose to grow, these tips will help you enjoy a bountiful harvest.