There’s a lot more to gardening than most people realize. If you chose to garden naturally, you need to acquire some knowledge of the implications of the acidity of your soil, and you need to know how to utilize the correct bugs and insects instead of pesticides. Growing organic can be a little on the difficult side for a rookie. Keep reading to find out how the professionals do it.
Climbing plants make a strong addition to walls, fences or other free-standing structures. Climbing plants can cover a wall after one growing season only. They can cover an arbor, or grow through trees and shrubs. 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 Climbing roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis, and jasmine are some great plants to try out.
Think about planting your seeds in indoor pots and then transplanting them to your garden once they become seedlings. Your plants will have a better chance of getting big and healthy! It also lets you have tighter control over the planting periods in your garden. The seedlings are ready to go, once you remove the mature plants.
Many people think the best green gardens start from seeds, rather than plants. Once the plant is healthy enough, replant it in your garden with the appropriate type of soil. 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.
Try and maintain daily aerated and dried plants. Excess moisture creates an appealing environment for disease and parasites. One parasite you have to watch out for in particular is fungi. Proactively treat fungi through the use of fungicidal sprays and treatments.
Make sure that you divide your irises! You can get more irises by dividing the overgrown clumps. When you see the foliage is definitely dead, lift up the bulbous irises. The iris bulbs should easily split apart in your hand. Once you replant them, they will have a good flower show the following year. For plants with rhizomes, use a knife to divide them. New pieces should be cut from the outside, then the old center you want to discard. Each new piece you cut should possess at least one healthy offshoot. Immediately replant all your selected cuttings.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.