Gardening is a complex hobby, but it doesn’t have to be confusing or difficult. There are so many things to consider, such as proper pH balance, natural but effective pesticides, adequate sunlight and water supplies and so on. If you are just getting started, growing organic may be trying. Use the tips below to grow like a pro.
If you see mildew that is powdery, stay away from expensive chemicals to treat it. Combine baking soda with a small dollop of liquid soap and add it to water. Spray this mixture on your plants weekly until the mildew is gone. Baking soda will effectively remove the mildew without damaging your plants.
For showy flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant plenty of bulbs. These are hearty choices, choices that will reward you for years despite the little effort that is involved in their care. Different bulbs will bloom during different time periods. Therefore, if you select your bulbs correctly, you could have blooms in your garden for all of spring and summer.
Deciduous shrubs need protection from the cold. When these tender shrubs are kept in pots, cold weather can be very damaging. Pull the canes together at the top and securely tie them. Next, using a sheet or perhaps even a blanket, cover the structure. Doing this is a lot more effective than wrapping up the plant with plastic because it lets air circulate, which could avoid any rotting.
Boiling away unwanted weeds is an odd, but productive method used in many gardens. Boiling water in a pot is a safe “herbicide.” Carefully pour boiling water right on the weeds, but be careful not to pour it on the plants you want. Boiling water kills weeds by destroying their roots. Weeds won’t be able to survive, never mind grow, with damaged weeds.
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.