There are lots of natural ways that you can grow a healthy, organic garden. All you need to do is find out what they are, and then use them.
If you want to cover up your walls or fences, make sure that you specifically use climbing plants. Plants that grow as climbers are quite versatile, helping you hide ugly walls or fences, many times within only one season of growth. No need to worry if a bush or tree is in the way, as climbers can grow through them. Also, they can match the shape of an arbor. Some of these plants must have support, and some can attach themselves to something using their stems and tendrils. Some climbers that have proven to be reliable are honeysuckle, jasmine, wisteria, clematis, and climbing roses.
Plant some wheat grass or cat grass near where you car tends to nibble in your garden. Additionally, use your cat’s keen sense of smell to your advantage. Citrus fruit peels and mothballs both smell horrible to cats, so put them on the soil near the plants your cat likes to eat.
Vegetables should be placed in a spot in your garden that will get about six hours of sun every day. Most vegetables require this amount of sun in order to grow properly and at a quicker pace. Some flowers also need six hours of daily direct sun in order to grow and blossom well.
Protect your delicate shrubs from harsh, wintry elements. If you have some tender shrubs that are in planters, you need to protect them from cold weather. Fasten the tops of the canes together, and cover this wigwam loosely with a cloth. This is a much better method, instead of putting the plastic wrap around the plant. It allows proper air circulation that can prevent rotting.
Ensuring your plants are both dry and aerated is a great way to keep them healthy. If you have excess moisture, this can attract bugs or diseases. A common parasite to plants is fungi. There are many effective fungicide products that will prevent fungi growth and clear up any existing problems as well.
You can use natural materials or other plants in your garden to keep away pests. Onions and marigolds can get rid of pests in the garden. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you will ward off insect pests. You can avoid using pesticides that contain harsh chemicals if you employ these techniques.
Put a couple of inches of organic mulch around each of your vegetable plants. The mulch will add beneficial moisture to your soil. It will also prevent weeds from sprouting. That helps you save a great deal of effort and time in weed eradication.
Try to pour a bit of leftover water from your steamed veggies on them. Tea and coffee grounds can also serve as acidifiers in the soil of your gardenias or rhododendrons. Chamomile tea applied to plants can be an effective remedy for fungus problems.
Anyone can have a garden, but it takes knowledge to have a productive and healthy one. Use the organic tips in this article.