In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Biennials and annuals are great if you would like to better your flower bed. You can use biennial and annual flowers to brighten the bed, and let you change how it looks. You can also use these flowers to fill gaps between shrubs or perennials. Notable varieties include cosmos, rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock, marigold and sunflower.
Transform the handles of your tools into convenient measuring devices. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes, and shovels can be converted into handy measuring sticks. On the floor, simply lay out the handles, then take a tape measure and run it next to them. Then, transfer the measurements to the handle using a permanent marker. This will allow you to have a ruler at your fingertips when you are working out in the garden.
Irises should be divided. Overgrown clumps of irises can be divided up to increase your numbers of this lovely flower. When the foliage dies, take the bulbous irises and lift them. You will be able to split the bulb easily and replant it to get more flowers next year. You can divide rhizomes with a knife. Cut the center out of each rhizome but save the pieces. Divide your pieces carefully; they should each have one good quality offshoot apiece. Immediately replant all your selected cuttings.
All soil is not the same. You need to check the soil to make sure it’s the best for what you’re planting. A soil analysis is inexpensive and can be used to figure out which nutrients should be added to provide a healthy garden environment. The cost of the analysis will be easily offset by the benefits of a healthy and vibrant crop.
Now, admit it, gardening isn’t as complicated as you thought! Just like anything else in life there is much to learn when it comes to gardening. Sometimes you need a clue, so you can begin and jump right in. With the tips provided in this article, you have the knowledge to start your own garden.