Holistic lifestyles are spreading and becoming popular, all while organic is growing in popularity as well. Anyone living this kind of life usually has to organically grow their own herbs and plants to maintain their way of living. Read the following article, and get some great tips on how to grow an organic garden.
When running your organic garden in the winter time, make a tent in your garden by using home materials. Use old bean poles and stick them into the ends of your beds. Next, you want to drape some sheets over the bean poles, creating a tent-like structure. Hold the sheets in place with bricks; this ensures the edges stay down sufficiently. This inexpensive tent can protect cabbage and kale, carrots, beets and potatoes to be harvested during the winter.
Make sure you know the specifics about what you plan on growing in that organic garden of yours. There are certain types of vegetables and flowers that may not do well in a particular environment, whereas others will flourish. For instance, there are many different varieties of roses. However, only some will grow properly in you garden. When choosing varieties, take into account not only your climate region, but also the specific planting environment, such as full sun, in boggy soil, etc.
It can be extremely fast and easy to plant perennials into your garden. All you need to do is use a garden spade to slice under the turf, flip it over, then spread wood chips over the area about three to four inches deep. Allow a few weeks to pass by before you dig down into the applied soil.
An easy to grow plant to grow in your organic garden is garlic. Plant individual garlic cloves early in the spring or fall. They should be planted in well-drained moist soil. Plant each bulb at least four inches from each other. Bury them about two inches in the soil with their pointed end facing up. Green garlic shoots can be cut as they grow, and used in place of chives or scallions. When the bulbs begin turning brown on top, they are ready for harvesting. You should dry them outside in a sunny spot for a couple of days to harden the skin. You should store your garlic cloves in a cooler area and tie them in some bunches.
Use these tips and think about some ideas of your own. Organic gardening can become a part of your life. Keep in mind that this advice is the beginning of your organic gardening knowledge.