The odds are fairly good that you have heard about organic foods or have seen them at the grocery store. It is easy to spot organic products. You can see it on their labels, as well as in their higher prices. Review the ideas in this piece and see how you can have an organic garden in your own backyard.
If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. Coat the shovel with floor or car wax, and buff it with a clean rag to make the job a lot easier. The wax prevents the clay from sticking to the shovel, and stops rust from forming.
You may be able to re-pot some plants to bring indoors for the winter. Your best bet would be try to save the best or most hearty plants. Dig the plant up without damaging the roots and place it a big enough pot.
Before actually putting plants into your garden, check the type and compostion of your soil. Have a soil analysis completed so you can know what you need to add to have soil which will fully support your garden. It is worth having this information so that crops do not get ruined. Most Cooperative Extension offices provide this service.
Plants need C02 for maximum growth. Often, plants achieve better growth when they are surrounded by high levels of CO2. Greenhouses provide the best levels of CO2 for plants. A greenhouse will help maintain a high level of CO2 and cause the plants to grow faster.
When gardening, beware of stink bugs and other insects, particularly in the autumn. Stink bugs like to eat beans, peppers, tomatoes, and all sorts of fruit. If left unattended, your garden could be ravaged by these bugs, so you need to proactively keep their population under control.
Carefully plan your garden first. Having a planting plan will help you correctly identify the young plants once they start to sprout. You might end up losing small plants in a large area, because you did not water them.
To save your knees from the wear and tear of gardening, invest in some knee pads if your garden includes a lot of low-growth plants. Excessive time spent kneeling often results in significant stiffness and pain. You can be more comfortable in the garden with a good pair of gardening knee pads.
Your plants need to be kept dry, but sill receiving a good amount of air. If your plants get too moist, they may get sick or infested with parasites. A fungus is one of the most important and debilitating parasites for plants. Sprays and liquids exist that are perfect for killing the fungi, but be sure you use it on the area before the fungi actually appear.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.