For someone who has never performed any gardening activity, organic gardening can be quite intimidating. It can easily result in a bit of information overload due to all of the resources available to newbie organic gardeners. The followings are some useful tips to help you start growing organic plants efficiently.
Aerate the soil. It is really important. It will increase water penetration and air permeability if you puncture or loosen the soil. Aerating can be as easy as turning over the soil with a trowel, or in the event of lawns, just create a small hole in the grass. The process can be done with a garden fork, aerating machine, or even a spiked golf shoes (all you have to do is just walking on the grass using the shoes). The aerating can bring oxygen into the roots, and This boosts healthy new growth.
Dig a furrow. Create a shallow furrow with a hand trowel or hoe. If you like order and symmetry, you can arrange your garden as a grid, but you do not need to plant in rows. If you choose not to arrange your plants is also permitted. Just choose whichever style you want to go with, then dig shallow holes or furrows for the seeds.
You need to water lightly. Do not soak the soil, just moisten it. Instead of watering after planting, watering beforehand is good to protect the seeds from being soaked or removed from the soil.
To cover fences and walls, you can use climbing vines or plants. Climbing plants are known to be very adjustable, and they can be used to hide an undesirable wall or fence. Additionally, they, most of the time, only take one growing season.
They are also able to grow with the help of existing trees or shrubs or be directed to cover an arbor. Some types will climb and stick with their branches or tendrils, but some will have to be directed or supported with ties. Varieties that are reliable include honeysuckle, clematis, jasmine, wisteria and climbing roses.
Use clay pots to protect your seedlings. Early spring is a dangerous time for a new garden. To make sure getting plenty of grow time, you grow your plant as soon as possible. However, a frost can destroy your delicate seedlings. To save your small plants from frost during the night, just put cover the pot by putting an upside clay pot on every seedling. They will protect the seedlings from the wind and will shield them from the cold.
Hopefully, you will find these tips very useful for you and also give you a way to manage all the ideas and information you might have already gathered previously about organic gardening. By putting these tips in mind, you can start growing your crops and may you become a very successful gardener.