Planting garlic in your garden will ward off pests. The smell of garlic will deter insects from inhabiting your garden. Encircle your most valuable plants with garlic to keep insects and other plants from devouring them quite so readily. An added plus of planting garlic is the bulb can be used for cooking and eating as well.
Add mulch to your garden to improve the vitality of the soil. The soil can be greatly enhanced by adding a good layer of mulch to it. It prevents soil temperature from getting too warm on hot, sunny days, which protects your plants’ roots. It will also stop the soil from losing it’s moisture in the hot sunlight. It is also very good at controlling the weeds.
You can create your own organic pest repellant by mixing onion, garlic, and chives with some water to make your own anti-pest spray. Add chopped garlic, the chives or onions sliced finely, and one half cup of water in a container. Strain this concoction into a spray bottle.
Be aware of seasons and climates when you are watering, and change accordingly. How much you water depends on the time of day, the quality of your water and the type of soil you have. Overzealous watering in an already humid climate can lead to leaf fungus. Instead, keep the root system well-watered.
There are all sorts of plants that you can plant in your garden. Mulch is something that you will likely rely on quite heavily, particularly for acid-loving plants. During the fall months, use pine needles to mulch around these plants. The needles will decompose and deposit natural acids in the soil.
Now you can see how organic gardening is so enjoyable. Gardening can be an immensely rewarding hobby. With these tips in mind, you can start growing like a pro!
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