An organic garden provides you with a much healthier diet. Growing an organic garden does take some planning, though. You may be curious as to how to start the organic gardening process.
Use annuals and biennials to enliven your flower beds. These types of flowers grow at high speed, which gives you more flexibility in changing the look of your flower beds as the seasons change. If there are gaps between the perennials and shrubs you have planted in a sunlit area, try filling those gaps with annuals and biennials. A variety of flowers that will thrive in your region are available.
Ensure you have the proper soil for the plants you have selected. What plants you desire determines what type of soil you need in your garden, and whether or not it needs to be amended. You can also make an artificial area with one variety of soil.
Be sure to weed your garden. Those nasty weeds can turn your beautiful garden into a scruffy version of its former self. Try using white vinegar to get rid of weeds. Use it instead of chemical solutions to kill weeds. Put some white vinegar in a spray bottle, and spray directly on weeds. If you don’t want to pull weeds out by hand anymore, give vinegar a try.
It is best to aerate and dry your plants daily. Excess moisture on a plant will invite unwanted parasites or diseases to the plant. Fungi are parasites that are common in the plant world. It is possible to get rid of fungi after it appears with anti-fungal sprays, but it’s better to spray at-risk areas before fungi appear.
Split up irises. You can increase the number of irises you have by splitting clumps that are overgrown. After the foliage dies, pick up 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. You should divide rhizomes using a knife. Discard the center and cut pieces from the exterior. There needs to be a minimum of one healthy offshoot on each of the new sprout sections. For optimum viability, plant your new cuttings into the ground without delay.
Be sure your garden is fertilized. Manure can be very helpful in growing plants, but it is essential to use a commercial product that has been composted, in order to minimize pathogen risk. It is important that you use some sort of fertilizer, although it doesn’t really matter which variety you choose.
To keep dogs from disturbing your garden, spray some old aftershave, cologne, perfume or other strongly-scented products in the dirt or grass surrounding it. This helps mask the attractive scents and can make your garden unappealing to them.
As should be obvious by now, organic gardening requires a bit of forethought and planning before implementation. You will get great results if you are consistent and patient. If you use the advice in this article, you will soon see great results from your organic garden.