Organic gardening is becoming an increasingly popular activity. By following some simple advice, you can get started in the interesting world of gardening in just a little time. Use what you read and get down to work!
Shoveling soil that is mostly clay can be difficult because of the hardness of the soil, and because it sticks to the shovel. Rubbing wax on the shovel prior to digging can kick this challenge to the curb. This will make your task easier because the clay won't stick to the shovel. It will also keep your garden tool from rusting.
Start your plants in containers, and then transplant the seedlings into the garden later on. Once the plant is hardy enough, plant it in your garden. This also enables you to close gaps between planting cycles. Once you remove the most recent mature plants from your garden, the seedlings are immediately ready to be planted.
Annuals and biennials are an excellent way to add a splash of bright color to your flower gardens. 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. In an area that is sunny, they make good plants to place in the gaps found between shrubs and perennials. Notable biennials and annuals include marigold, sunflowers, hollyhock, petunia, and cosmos.
If your plants have a powdery mildew, don't use expensive chemicals on them. Mix a solution of baking soda, water, and a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid. Spray this on the plants once per week until that mildew goes away. Baking soda treats the mildew effectively and gently and it won't damage your plants.
Perfecting an organic garden is as simple as committing a little time, and being patient. Start using these tips to direct your efforts in the right direction. Whatever you chose to plant, the suggestions from this article will help your gardening be a success.