In order for you to have a successful organic garden, you will need to take really good care of it. Maintain your garden smartly by using efficient methods. This will see you cultivating healthier and better tasting results from your organic garden. Read on to learn the basics of managing your organic garden.
The handles of your tools can double as clever rulers. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, shovels or hoes can work as great measuring sticks. Simply lay the handles out on the floor and run a measuring tape next to them. Label the distances onto them using a permanent marker pen. When you are at work in the garden, you will always have a handy measuring device on each and every tool.
A handy trick is to turn the handle on a tool that you use often into a makeshift ruler. Tools with substantial handles, like rakes, hoes and large shovels are great for taking measurements. On the floor, simply lay out the handles, then take a tape measure and run it next to them. Label the distances using a permanent marker. Now when you go to work in the garden, you will have a ruler that is large at your fingertips!
Cooling weather of early fall signals the opportune time to plant seasonal edibles. If you'd like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin instead! You simply need to cut off the top, scoop out the guts, and spray your pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf. After you have finished this, you will be ready to start planting.
Plant cool-weather edibles in the fall. If you want to find an interesting container for your lettuce or kale, try a pumpkin! Cut an opening in the pumpkin and scoop the insides out. Then spray the edges and empty inside of the pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf so the pumpkin doesn't rot. Once this is done, you are ready to plant!
Pest control is one of the hardest things about growing a vegetable garden. Don't spray any harsh chemicals on your vegetables because you will be eating them later on. Persistence and care is a much better solution for pest control, but many avoid it because it actually requires some work on their behalf. If you discover the pests when they first infest your plants, the best way to remove them is to pick them off manually.
Have one plant be the most interesting eye-grabber in your garden. Any great garden design involves using a focal point to grab someone's attention and keep it there. The best focal points are those plants that really stand out from those that are adjacent.
In the hottest time of the day, most vegetables are less firm; even the act of harvesting the veggies may cause bruising. Vegetables and fruits should always be cut from the vine, not twisted; twisting subjects a plant to needless stress.
Spacing is an important factor to consider when planting your garden. Many people underestimate the space needed for plants to grow to their full size. Beyond just the physical space that the plants will need, you should also consider the airflow that the plants will require. Plan your garden carefully and leave enough space between the seeds.
Get more value out of your property. Landscaping can make the value of your property go up. Investing in plants can raise the value of your property by 20%, or sometimes even more. Select plants that will adapt well to your regional area and require minimum maintenance.
An organic garden takes time and patience, as we have previously advised. These tips can be put to use so you can see how great growing a garden can be. Just remember to apply these tips as you have read them and your garden should do just fine.