Many people think of starting an organic garden, but few actually go out and do it. It can seem like a daunting task to learn all that it takes to have a successful garden the natural way. If you are interested in learning more about organic gardening methods in a simple and straightforward manner, keep reading.
Clay is difficult to dig through with a shovel, as it is sticky and compact. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. The clay easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.
Choose the varieties of plants that will produce a higher yield. It is quite common to find that hybrids, which are often able to resist disease and withstand cold climates, produce yields much larger than their conventional counterparts.
Turn your tool handles into convenient rulers. Tools with substantial handles, like rakes, hoes and large shovels are great for taking measurements. All you have to do is lay them on the floor then use a measuring tape to measure their length. Then, with a permanent marker, you want to label distances. Next time you are working in the garden, you will have a large ruler at your fingertips!
Use annuals and biennials to brighten your flower garden. 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. Some varieties are hollyhocks, petunias and sunflowers.
Hopefully this article has taken all of your apprehension about organic gardening completely out of the equation. By using the information you have learned from the tips above, you can start to grow the organic garden that you've always wanted.