When fruits and vegetables are organic, they taste great and are more rich in nutrients than the standard produce you’ll find at your grocery store. As an alternative to store-bought fruits and veggies, have you every considered growing your own organically? Keep reading to learn how to grow organic fruits and vegetables at home.
Digging in clay soil with a shovel can be very difficult. The clay isn’t easy to work with and will adhere to the shovel, which only makes the problem worse. Use a thin coat of floor or car wax on your shovel, then buff it with a nice clean cloth to make dealing with clay soil easier. The clay easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.
Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season. They are very helpful when trying to fill in gaps between shrubs and perennials in an area that is sunny. Some plants to get you started include petunia, marigold, sunflower, rudbekcia, and cosmos.
When you are tending your garden in the fall, be on the alert for stink bugs. Stink bugs enjoy gardens, and are especially fond of fruit, tomatoes, beans and peppers. They can do serious damage in your garden, so look for an effective method of reducing their population.
When it’s autumn, you know what that means. It’s time to plant fall vegetables! Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. Simply cut the pumpkin open at the top, so you can remove the seeds and insides. After that, spray Wilt-Pruf along the edges and on the inside of the pumpkin, so it doesn’t rot. You can start planting now.
Pre-soak seeds overnight in a dark place. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn’t too large for the plant you’ll be growing. Fill that container with water, almost to the top. This will give your seeds a good start by making sure they have plenty of water, which they need to sprout. The young plants will survive better, and get a boost toward maturity.
Don’t settle for produce that is inferior. Use the tips offered here and you can produce your very own vegetables and fruits.