Advice For Starting Your Own Organic Garden

Transferring your indoor plants outdoors isn’t just a matter of waiting until the final frost has passed. In order not to shock your plants, you have to gradually accustom them to the change of temperature and conditions. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day. Over the course of a week, slowly increase the amount of time that you leave them outside. By the end of the week, your plants should be ready to make the big move with no problem!

TIP! Brighten up your flower beds with annuals and biennials. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year.

When winter comes, you can save a few plants by transferring them inside the house. Choose carefully: do not save a plant that won’t live through a winter inside. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.

If you are going to be doing some horticulture watch out for stink bugs, especially in the fall! They enjoy tomatoes, peppers, beans, and many different varieties of fruits. If kept unchecked they can certainly do a ton of a damage to your garden so you should do what you need to to reduce their population.

Make sure you remove the weeds from your garden! Weeds can take a promising garden and turn it into a shell of its potential. It’s important to remove the weeds in the garden at least once a week. To help you do this, you may want to consider using white vinegar. White vinegar can kill weeds! So, may a spray solution of white vinegar if you are tired of pulling those weeds by hand.

Cat Likes

If your cat likes to nibble on your outdoor plants, there are a couple of steps you can take to prevent your pet’s in-between meal snacking. Try growing some cat grass or wheat grass in the vicinity of the plants that your cat likes to eat. You can also put something on top of the soil around the plants that has an offensive smell to cats, such as mothballs or citrus peel.

Plan your garden before you plant it. This will help you to remember where you planted the different plants when sprouts begin to shoot up from the ground. This can also help prevent you from losing smaller plants or smaller groups of plants within a larger garden area.

TIP! Try to keep your plants aerated and dry, every day. Moisture on your plants is a sure way to attract parasites and disease.

For an unusual but effective organic solution to weeding young plants, try “boiling” the weeds away. One of the safest “herbicides” you can find is a pot of boiling water. Just douse the weeds directly with boiling water, taking care to avoid damaging nearby plants. The boiling water will damage the roots of the weeds and will usually prevent further growth.