In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Be sure to weed your garden. If you have weeds in your garden, it will not be as nice as it could be. A simple tool that is useful in removing weeds is white vinegar. White vinegar will kill those pesky weeds. If you’re annoyed with pulling up weeds manually, douse them with a white vinegar solution.
When dealing with any type of seeds in gardening, it’s important that you soak them overnight in a cool, dark location. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn’t too large for the plant you’ll be growing. Fill that container with water, almost to the top. This will allow seeds to be watered and they will get a kick start when growing. The seeds will be better able to survive and grow up.
Vegetables should be placed in a spot in your garden that will get about six hours of sun every day. Most members of the vegetable family need this minimum of light for proper growth. Some flowers also require direct sunlight for a portion of each day.
Are you one of the millions who loves some fresh mint leaves, yet you absolutely hate the way they tend to take over any garden they are planted within? That’s why it’s better to place mint in containers rather than letting it have free rein in your garden. If you prefer, you can even place the container in the ground, but the pot’s walls will prevent the mint from spreading and being a nuisance in your garden.
Instead of leaving clumps of irises intact, divide them so that your flowers can grow in a more healthy manner. Increase your iris stocks by dividing your overgrown clumps. After foliage is no longer alive, remove the flowers with bulbs. 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. For plants with rhizomes, use a knife to divide them. Cut rhizomes from around the outside then throw away the remaining center. Every piece should contain a strong offshoot. Replant your cuttings immediately for the best results.
If you have a vegetable garden, it can be quite difficult to decide what to do about pest control. The vegetables are intended to be eaten, thus you should refrain from using harsh pesticides and chemicals. One way to keep pests at bay is to remain diligent about your garden. By noticing them at an early stage, you can simply pluck them away from your plants with your fingers.
After you have read the suggestions here, you will have a better idea of what you need in order to be an organic gardener. There is much to do and only a few particular ways to do it best, at the right time and under the most suitable conditions. If you recall this advice, you can develop and hone your own techniques to create a flourishing organic garden.