Gardening Without Chemicals: Everything You Need To Know About Organic Gardening

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  • 1. Gardening Without Chemicals: Everything You Need ToKnow About Organic GardeningOrganic horticulture is an interesting hobby and helps you get in touch with nature. It is anenjoyable way to grow your own nutritious foods that are free of pesticides and other harshchemicals. Easier said than done, right? Check out the tips laid out below to learn what you must doto begin horticulture organically like a professional.The first thing you can do to avoid pests is to start with healthy soil in your garden. Healthy soilequals healthy plants and healthy plants can fight off diseases with ease. If you start with balancedsoil, your garden will produce healthy plants with the best yield. Refrain from using chemicals sincethese will increase the salt content of the soil.When mowing the lawn, don't mow the grass all the way down to the root. If you leave more heightto your grass, the roots will grow deeper into the soil, making the lawn stronger and more resistantto drying out. The shorter the grass, the shallower the roots, which makes the lawn more likely todevelop brown patches.There are natural materials, and you can also use other plants to help keep pests away from yourgarden. Slugs stay away from marigolds and onions when they are planted in a garden. Using woodash as mulch around the base of trees and shrub seedlings will also help keep away insect pests.These methods prevent use of harsh chemicals.To help them out, try poring leftover water from steamed vegetables on them. It roof repair serviceis also possible to utilize coffee ground or tea to make the soil more acidic for gardenias,rhododendrons and other plants that prefer acidic soil. If you are having problems with fungus, youmay find that sprinkling Chamomile tea on the plant is effective.You can create the look and feel of an English garden by mixing different plants of varying heightsthroughout your flower bed. If you only use uniform plants, your bed will look boring and flat.Keep your horticulture tools close by to maximize horticulture efficiency. For example, you could usean over-sized tote bag or an apron with multiple pockets. You should always have your gloves,pruning shears and a trowel close to you.Have plastic bags on hand to put over dirty gardening shoes. This way, you won't break momentumby fussing with your shoes, and you'll be quickly back in the garden to finishhttp://www.dorshaktree.com/ your work.Do you want to kill weeds naturally? A layer of newspaper, several pages thick, placed over theground will do the trick. Weeds need sunlight to grow. The newspaper will block sunlight and weedswon't be able to grow. As an added benefit, the newspapers will decompose over time, becomingorganic compost. You can add mulch on top for aesthetic reasons.When planting seeds in containers, remember that the planting depth shouldhttp://forestry.about.com/od/treeandforestcare/ht/how_prune_tree.htm be around three times biggerthan the seed size. There are exceptions, however. Some types of seeds require more direct sunlight

2. than others, and as such they should not be fully covered. Two of the common examples are petuniasand ageratum. If you're not sure, a guide either comes with seeds, or you can find this informationonline.Adjust your watering to the season and climate. Depending upon whether it is morning, noon ornight, the chemical composition of your local water supply and soil type may determine your waterusage needs. Gardeners in warm, moist climates should avoid watering leafy plants as this makesthem more vulnerable to fungal growths. Rather, see to it that you water the root system well.Excessive amounts of water makes it harderfor plants to get the nutrients they needfrom the soil. Check the weather for thenext couple of days to see if you actuallyneed to water your plants. When showersare on the way, you can save yourself thechore of watering.Most people favor organically grown fruitsand vegetables for their cleanliness and thefact that they tree service are not grownwith harmful pesticides. Organichorticulture is wonderful for your familyand their health, but you also need to bevigilant about pests.Have you ever given any thought to usingorganic horticulture methods to growgarlic? Plant single garlic cloves during thespring or fall seasons in soil that is moistand well-drained. Space the clove aboutfour inches apart, with the pointy end upand about one or two inches deep. Garlicstalks can be used as they grow for chivesor scallions in any recipe. The garlic will be matured when the green tops start drying out andturning brown. Harden the skin by setting the bulb in the sun, it usually takes several days. Finally,store the garlic in an area with low temperatures like a pantry, either by themselves or tied intobunches.Research the local botanical insecticides which can be useful in deterring the pest population.Natural insecticides are often more powerful than ones that have chemicals in them. However, dueto their biological makeup, botanical insecticides often have very fast decay periods and disappearrapidly.If you want to consistently grow healthy tomatoes, wait three weeks between planting each set.Doing this will keep your whole harvest from popping up at the same time. If something ruins onebatch of tomatoes, the ones you planted before or afterward may not suffer the same fate.Successful organic horticulture incorporates quite a few elements, such as patience, knowledge andnature. It is a hobby that uses the land to grow something delicious. If you are willing to put in the 3. effort and if you follow the tips, you can become a great organic gardener.

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