Tips And Tricks That Every Organic Gardener Should Know

by Suzana Mikolova

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.

Cover fences and walls with climbing plants. Climbing plants are known to be very versatile, and can help hide any ugly wall or fence, and this often only takes one growing season. They can also grow through existing shrubs or trees, or be trained to cover an arbor. Some types of climbers support themselves naturally through twining stems or tendrils, but others will have to be attached to something. Honeysuckle and jasmine are very beautiful varieties of such climbers.

Before you even place the first plant in your garden, you need to check the composition of your soil. You can do a soil sample analysis for an affordable fee and then know what you need to properly treat your soil with so you can grow the best plants. A Cooperative Extension office can provide you with this service, saving you learning on your own by trial and error.

If you would like to have flowers in your garden that last through the spring and summer seasons, plant bulbs. Bulbs are generally very simple to grow and hearty, as well; they will continue to grow for years. If you choose your plants carefully, you could have flowers in blossom from the first weeks of spring to the end of the summer.

Make sure you protect any tender deciduous shrubs. If you have some tender shrubs that are in planters, you need to protect them from cold weather. Try to tie the tops all together and cover them with a sheet, large piece of cloth, or blanket. This method is preferred to wrapping a plant in plastic, since it promotes circulation and prevents rotting.

Any time that you are gardening in direct sunlight, dress appropriately to prevent skin damage. Wear sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats, and sunblock. Protecting yourself from the sun is the best way to prevent sunburns and skin cancer.

Make sure you protect your knees well while you are gardening. Many people can not bend over for long periods of time while they are standing up. If you kneel, you can easily work on your plants without placing stress on your back. Knee pads will prevent any pain you may feel because of this position.

If you are interested in sustainable organic gardening, consider keeping part of your property undeveloped so that wildlife can flourish there. This is a great natural way to allow the insects and animals found in nature to assist with the growth of your garden.

With the information you just learned, you can start trying different organic methods in your own garden. There is much to do and only a few particular ways to do it best, at the right time and under the most suitable conditions. Using this advice, you will find the best way to create your dream organic garden.