You must have both patience and skill to grow an organic garden. It is an activity that has a goal of growing fresh, nutritious food that is free of pesticides. However, organic gardening obviously isn't as easy as it might sound. The following hints and tips can help you grow your own organic garden easily and successfully.
Consider planting slug-proof perennials. A plant can be completely demolished overnight by slugs and snails. These garden vermin prefer plants with tender, herbaceous stems and leaves, particularly seedlings and young plants. Some perennials aren't that tasty to snails and slugs since they have tough and hairy leaves, and an unappetizing flavor. Good choices in this category are plants such as achillea, campanula, and euphorbia. Heuchera and helleborus also work well.
Don't bother with expensive chemicals if your plants start to sport powdery mildew. The best solution is mixing baking soda, a drop of liquid dish detergent and water together in a spray bottle. Once every week, you should spray the mixture on your plants; the mildew will disappear shortly thereafter. Baking soda will effectively remove the mildew without damaging your plants.
When winter arrives, transfer some plants into the house to save them. You should probably save the most resistant or expensive plants. Be careful not to damage the root system as you dig up the plant, and place it in a pot.
A certain amount of CO2 is necessary for plants to maximize their growth potential. More CO2 generally produces more luxurious plant growth. The best way to expose your plants to a high level of carbon dioxide is by growing them in a greenhouse. For the best growing conditions you should keep the CO2 levels high.
Keep the weeds out of your garden by removing them regularly. Weeds can take over a healthy garden faster than you think. White vinegar is a pesticide-free way to battle weeds. Yes, white vinegar actually kills weeds! Load up your spray bottle with some white vinegar, and spray the weeds away instead of breaking your back removing them by hand.
Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. Another option is to protect your plants by lacing them with offensive entities, such as peels from citrus fruit or even moth balls from your closet.
If you want an organic way to weed your garden, try "boiling" them. A pot of boiling hot water can be one of the most safe weed destroyers. Pour boiling water over the weeds to kill them, but make sure not to pour the water over any plants you don't want to kill. Boiling water will actually hurt the roots, and it will prevent the weeds from growing.
To succeed at a nature based hobby like organic horticulture, you need a little hard work and a whole lot of patience. This is a great hobby that uses your land to grow food. This article is full of advice that you can use, along with a little old-fashioned hard work, to get off to a great start in organic horticulture.