One of the best ways to improve your diet and make it healthier is to start and maintain an organic garden. However, you should be aware that organic horticulture is hard work. You may be curious as to how to start the organic horticulture process.
Your tool handles can double as measuring sticks. Tools with long handles such as hoes and rakes can double as measuring sticks. Place the handles on the ground and measure them. Have a marker handy, and mark the distance with it. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.
You do not need store-bought chemical treatments for plant mildew. Mix plain baking soda with a small bit of liquid soap and water. Then, spray this mixture onto all of your infected plants once each week till the mildew is gone. This is a natural solution for ridding your plants of mildew safely.
When you are tending your garden in the fall, be on the alert for stink bugs. Fruits, peppers and tomatoes are among the foods they love to eat. They can do a lot of damage if they are not controlled.
Make sure to fertilize your garden. Manure helps your plants grow. Make sure you use a product that is commercially composted so you don’t risk adding pathogens to your garden. There are a wide variety of fertilizing options available, although which type you use is not that important; just make sure to use something.
Use natural pest control when possible. For example, if you plant onions or marigolds along the edges of your vegetable garden, you can ward off slugs. Insects can be deterred if you use wood ash instead of mulch around trees and shrub seedlings. Natural remedies, like the ones listed, will help reduce the need and usage of harsh chemical pesticides.
Whether you have been horticulture for a few days or a few decades, you must never deviate from the instructions on the labeling of all implements and chemicals. If you fail to do this, you could cause yourself all sorts of injuries, the most common of which is irritated skin. Keep yourself safe and always follow instructions.
As you’ve read, organic gardening requires work, effort, and research so that you can grow organic plants. It is very true, as well, that to see results, you must stick with it. Use the tips presented here, along with some ideas of your own, and you can be a thriving organic gardener in no time.