City Dweller? You Can Still Grow A Garden!

Many people are only just beginning to realize the joys of organic gardening. With these tips, you can learn fast about how to start your own organic garden. Just follow the tips and tricks outlined here and get ready for some beautiful results!

Use both biennials and annuals to add color to your flower bed. Biennials and annuals that grow quickly can add color to a flower bed, plus they permit you to modify the way the flower bed looks each season and each year. If there are gaps between the perennials and shrubs you have planted in a sunlit area, try filling those gaps with annuals and biennials. Notable collections include sunflower, marigold, hollyhock, rudbeckia, cosmos, and petunia.

Climbing plants and vines are great for covering fences and wall structures. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season. They can grow through shrubs and trees, or even cover an arbor. A number of climbers need to be attached to a support, but others just take care of their own attachments via tendrils and stems that twine. A few good choices are climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis.

During fall, you should plant cold weather vegetables. A hollowed out pumpkin can become a festive container for kale and lettuce. 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. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.

Protect your deciduous shrubs which are tender. If you have some tender shrubs that are in planters, you need to protect them from cold weather. First tie together the tops; then take a sheet or blanket and loosely shroud the wigwam. People sometimes use plastic to wrap their plants, but plastic can cause the plants to rot because it impedes air circulation.

One very good way to deal with weeds is to boil them away. A pot full of boiling water is an effective herbicide, yet it is, chemically speaking, completely harmless. Douse the weeds with this pot, just avoid the nearby plants. Weeds will usually stop growing if boiling water damages their roots.

Fertilizing is an important step in preparing your garden soil. Manure can be very helpful in growing plants, but it is essential to use a commercial product that has been composted, in order to minimize pathogen risk. You can choose from many different fertilizers. Do not worry about the kind of fertilizer you end up using but definitely put down something.

If you’re a new gardener, it is vital that you follow the instructions when it comes to your chemicals and tools. If you do not do this very simple step, you can end up causing skin irritation problems that are very painful. Keep your body safe and follow directions.

An organic garden takes time and patience, as we have previously advised. The next time your are working in your garden, see if there may be an opportunity to test a few of these tips. The above hints will help no matter what you’re going to grow.