Starting and maintaining an organic garden requires a lot of patience, and an affinity for growing plants. The goal of this hobby is to grow pesticide-free and healthy food that you can enjoy. This particular hobby may not be as easy as it sounds. The advice in this article will give you all you need to start growing your own organic food.
Learn the proper way to lay sod. Before you use sod, you need to prepare the soil. Take out any weeds, then mix up the soil into a tilth that is fine. Next, you want to make the soil compacted by applying light but firm pressure. Make sure the soil creates a flat surface. Make sure you work with a moist soil. When laying down sod, create staggered rows with offset joints. Tamp down the sod so it has a flat and even surface, then using some extra soil, fill the gaps between. Sod must be watered every day for about two weeks, and then it will have rooted and be completely ready to be walked on.
Slug-proof your garden with smart perennial choices. These creatures can wreak havoc on a garden in a short time. These garden vermin prefer plants with tender, herbaceous stems and leaves, particularly seedlings and young plants. Perennials with hairy, tough leaves as well as those with unpleasant taste are not appetizing to snails and slugs. Achillea, euphorbia, helleborus, heuchera and campanula are good choices that slugs don't like.
Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. You can hide an unsightly wall or fence, in as little as one growing season, with the right selection of climbing plant. You don't have to worry about removing trees between the climbing plants and the fence, because the trees don't present obstacles to the climbers' growth. Some people use climbers as a natural "ceiling" to arbors. Some need to be tied to a support, whereas certain climbers attach themselves to a surface with tendrils or twining stems. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.
Before you even place the first plant in your garden, you need to check the composition of your soil. A soil analysis is inexpensive and can be used to figure out which nutrients should be added to provide a healthy garden environment. It is worth having this information so that crops do not get ruined. Most Cooperative Extension offices provide this service.
Plants require a good amount of CO2 in order to grow to their maximum height. Plants tend to grow better when the CO2 levels are higher. A greenhouse has the best levels available. Plants grown in a greenhouse tend to be more lush and healthier due to the improved growing environment.
Organic gardening takes patience and hard work. This hobby enables you to grow delicious food in your own backyard. If you want to make the most of your clean, green, organic garden, you should put your new skills to the test.