Gardening can be very complicated, when you look at it more closely. Once you have decided to garden organically, you need to learn about your soil’s pH balance, as well as things like natural pesticides. If you are a newbie, getting into organic gardening can be daunting. Keep reading to find out how the professionals do it.
So that you don’t shock your plants, try gradually accustoming them to conditions and temperature. The first day you transfer your plants, you should only allow them to sit in direct sunlight for a few hours. Over the course of a week, slowly increase the amount of time that you leave them outside. By the end of the week, your plants should be ready to make the big move with no problem!
Shoveling soil that is mostly clay can be difficult because of the hardness of the soil, and because it sticks to the shovel. 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 won’t stick to it, and the end will not rust as an added bonus.
Healthy soil will also assist in your battle against pests. If you have healthy looking plants, they are stronger and more resistant to diseases and bugs. Begin with a high-quality soil with less chemicals to avoid salt accumulation, and you give your garden an excellent chance of growing healthy plants.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.