Tips For Growing An Award Winning Garden

Organic horticulture is a rewarding hobby that anyone can enjoy, as long as they know what they’re doing. Newcomers to organic horticulture, however, can easily find themselves overwhelmed. How then should someone who does not have any experience start getting involved with organic horticulture? Read the information provided below, of course!

Plant some perennials in your garden that repel slugs. These creatures can wreak havoc on a garden in a short time. Snails and slugs have a good time destroying perennials that are young and have tender and smooth thin leaves. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Examples of these include euphorbia, hellebourus and achillea. Others you may want to consider are campanula and heuchera.

TIP! Clay soil makes working with a shovel difficult. The clay is hard and sticks to the shovel.

When winter arrives, transfer some plants into the house to save them. You can save the ones you spent the most money on or the ones that are resistant. Dig the plant up without damaging the roots and place it a big enough pot.

Draw up a garden plan before you plant the first seed. This way, you will remember the places you planted your seeds when they start sprouting. With a plan, you will also be less likely to lose track of small groups or individual plants within a large and ambitious garden.

TIP! Choose higher yield plant varieties. Many times, hybrid plants tend to resist disease, and tolerate the cold weather better than their traditional counterparts, resulting in higher yields.

You must protect tender, deciduous shrubs. Cold weather significantly affects these plants, especially if they are in pots. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. Covering your foliage in plastic will let the air in – and may lead to decay.

You should now realize how much fun and how enjoyable horticulture can be. It is very relaxing and fun to work in a beautiful garden. These tips are your key to becoming a top-flight organic gardener.

TIP! Transfer your favorite plants indoors to rescue them from the winter frosts. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants.