A green thumb and a great deal of patience is needed to take on the hobby of organic gardening. You want to grow healthy and non-contaminated food that can be enjoyed by you and your loved ones. Does this seem to be easier said than done? Enjoy the following article that will help you become an expert organic gardener.
Shoveling soil that is mostly clay can be difficult because of the hardness of the soil, and because it sticks to the shovel. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. By waxing the shovel head, the clay will not be able to adhere to the surface.
When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants. Dig carefully around the roots and transfer the plants to a pot.
Use climbers for covering fences and walls. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. They can be trained to grow over an arbor, or through trees and shrubs that are already in the garden. There are those that have to be fixed to a support, but others will find a surface to cling to all on their own through twining stems or tendrils. Some of the most reliable varieties are wisteria, clematis, jasmine, honeysuckle and climbing roses.
Do you enjoy fresh mint, but don’t like how they engulf your garden in their growth? Stunt their growth a little by planting your mint into a garden container or large pot instead. If you would like the mint leaves to still be in the ground, simply plant the container, and the leaves will stay within the boundaries of the pot.
Organic gardening is a hobby incorporating nature, hard work and patience. When you enjoy this hobby, you can find new opportunities to grow healthy and nutritious foods. If you do the hard work and take the time, you will learn the ropes of organic gardening.