As the organic movement gains momentum, increasing numbers of people are being attracted to holistic lifestyles. Home grown vegetables, fruits and herbs are in much demand for their more pristine health benefits. This article will provide many helpful tips.
Trying to shovel through clay soil can be extremely difficult and tiresome. Coat the shovel with floor or car wax, and buff it with a clean rag to make the job a lot easier. The wax prevents the clay from sticking to the shovel, and stops rust from forming.
Your tool handles can easily be used as handy rulers. Large handled tools like rakes, hoes or shovels may be used like measuring sticks. Simply lay the handles out on the floor and run a measuring tape next to them. Mark the measurements with a permanent marker. Now when you go to work in the garden, you will have a ruler that is large at your fingertips!
Get a slug-proof variety of perennials. Snails and slugs are garden nightmares, and only need a single evening to obliterate a plant. Snails and slugs have a good time destroying perennials that are young and have tender and smooth thin leaves. Certain perennials are unappetizing to slugs and snails, especially those with tough, hairy leaves or an unappetizing taste. Some varieties of these plants are campanula, helleborus, heuchera, or euphorbia.
You should divide irises. You can divide those overgrown clumps and increase the amount of irises you have. When the foliage dies, take the bulbous irises and lift them. These bulbs will divide into several parts naturally when you pick them up. You can then replant them, and watch them flower the following year. Divide up the rhizomes with a knife. Cut several new pieces out of the outside and get rid of the old center. Divide your pieces carefully; they should each have one good quality offshoot apiece. Replant immediately.
Good green gardens begin from seeds, not plants. The most “green” way to create a new garden is starting from seeds. The problem is those plastic trays which end up in landfills and are not generally recycled. Plants in organic packagingn or seeds sown in your garden, are fine .
As in most things, the more you know about organic horticulture, the more successful you will be. Remember that these tips are only the starting point.