The more you get into it, the more you may realize that organic gardening can be a little on the complicated side. Some things to consider are the natural pH balance of the soil and fighting insects the natural way. Keeping up a natural garden is very rewarding but takes some work. It can be difficult to switch to organic gardening methods for a beginner. To succeed, you must learn as much as possible about organic gardening principles. For valuable advice, keep reading.
It can be very hard to shovel clay soil, especially when it sticks to your shovel as you are working. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. The clay will slide off of its surface and it will prevent rust.
Choose higher yield plant varieties. It is quite common to find that hybrids, which are often able to resist disease and withstand cold climates, produce yields much larger than their conventional counterparts.
Use pots to start your plants, then transfer them to a garden when they become seedlings. This really increases the survival rate of young plants. The period between plantings will also be shorter. When you take out the prior set of adult plants, your seedlings will then be prepared to go in.
Use your tool handles as rulers in the garden. Tools with long handles, such as shovels, hoes and rakes can be made into measuring sticks. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. Paying close attention to the measurements, use a black marker to establish each interval along the handle’s side in a clearly visible manner. Now, every time you work in your garden, you are going to have a powerful ruler at the touch of your fingertips.
Plant perennials that slugs and snails won’t be interested in eating. It is alarming to see how quickly slugs, and their cousin snails, can annihilate a plant. They tend to enjoy perennials that have thin, smooth, tender leaves, especially those of young plants. There are perennials that slugs do not want to eat, the ones that they hate have hairy leaves, or are unappealing to their taste. Some of these plants include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, hellaborus, and heuchera.
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.