Organic horticulture is a goal many people have but never actually try to accomplish. This is because people often feel too discouraged or incompetent to try something that sounds as complicated and unusual as organic horticulture. Read through this article and you can gain better insight on what it takes to start and grow your own organic garden; it’s not as hard as it may seem.
Plant annuals and biennials to make your flower beds brighter. Annuals and biennials that grow quickly can really wake up your flower beds, and they allow you to have a new garden look every season or every year, if you choose to. They can make a handy, gap-filler between shrubs and perennials located in sunny areas. Some plants to get you started include petunia, marigold, sunflower, rudbekcia, and cosmos.
Cover fences and walls with lots of climbers. Plants that climb are extraordinarily versatile, and can help hide an unsightly wall or fence, usually within one season. They can be trained to grow over an arbor, or through trees and shrubs that are already in the garden. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. Excellent varieties include honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses and clematis.
Make sure to be weary of stink bugs whenever you garden, particularly during the fall months. Stink bugs enjoy gardens, and are especially fond of fruit, tomatoes, beans and peppers. They can do serious damage in your garden, so look for an effective method of reducing their population.
If you want your garden to sport flowers in the spring as well as summer, plant bulbs. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. Bulbs bloom during different seasons, if you pick them carefully you will have flowers almost all year.
There are several all-natural ways to keep pests out of your garden, including certain plants. Slugs who want to enter a vegetable garden, for example, can be repelled by a simple border of marigolds and onions. Wood ash around your tree will help you keep pests away as well. With these natural methods, there is no need to purchase expensive, harsh pesticides.
If you want to grow peas, consider starting them indoors instead of planting them outside. Seeds are more likely to sprout when started indoors. The seedlings will also be heartier, which means they can resist pests and diseases better. Once they are strong enough, you can transplant them outside.
Make sure that you wear appropriate clothing when you garden so as to avoid any sun damage. Try wearing a large sunhat and sunglasses to protect your face and eyes, and use sunscreen on any exposed skin. Protecting yourself from the sun will lower the possibility of sunburn and skin cancer.
As long as you bear these tips in mind, you should feel more confident in your ability to cultivate a lush garden. Use any combination of the above tips to improve your organic horticulture efforts and have a table laden with scrumptious, wholesome produce you harvested from your garden.