Get Inspired to Garden!
After these last few weeks, we’re about ready to start up a farm! We think our garden looks amazing so far!
For some people organic gardening is a fun, relaxing pastime, whereas for others it can be a major headache. The following collection of tips will help you to become a savy organic gardener.
The quick and drastic change in the weather conditions can shock your plants and cause them to die. It’s important that you gradually change temperate conditions over time, so that your plants can adjust. At first, only leave them outside for a brief period of time. Slowly, day after day, you can leave your plants outside for a little longer. By the end of the week, your plants should be ready to make the big move with no problem!
Digging in hard clay soil is made even more difficult because it sticks to the shovel. To make the clay soft so you aren’t working as hard, take floor or car wax and rub a light coat on the surface of the shovel using a clean cloth, then buff the surface. The wax will help keep dirt from sticking to the shovel, and will also keep the metal from rusting.
Create useful rulers from your tool handles. It is possible to utilize tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes and shovels, as measuring sticks. After laying the handles on the floor, run the measuring tape along beside them. Mark the measurements with a permanent marker. When you are at work in the garden, you will always have a handy measuring device on each and every tool.
It’s sometimes possible to save certain plants from winter cold by bringing them inside. Try to save plants that are expensive or that are resistant enough to handle the transition. When you dig up the plant, carefully avoid the roots then place it in a container.
Before you begin to plant your garden you will need to check the soil. Consider getting a soil analysis and working on enrichment techniques for giving your garden a vibrant and healthy environment. A Cooperative Extension office can provide you with this service, saving you learning on your own by trial and error.
It’s easy to just jump in and start gardening without thought, but it’s important to plan your garden first. This will help you to remember where you planted the different plants when sprouts begin to shoot up from the ground. This is important, because different plants require different care.
Shelter your deciduous shrubs. If you have some tender shrubs that are in planters, you need to protect them from cold weather. Tie these canes at the top, and place a blanket over it. This tactic is better than utilizing plastic, because it will allow air to circulate.
As you have seen from the above article, there is quite a bit more to successful organic gardening than a lot of people realize. While it takes quite a bit of effort and lots of patience, your pay off in the end will be a fantastic organic garden. When you follow the organic gardening advice in the article above, you will have a successful and delicious bounty of fresh foods.