There is no better time than now! It can be overwhelming knowing where to begin, so this article will help guide you towards getting started. Listed below is some very valuable advice that will help tint your thumb green, and bring you gardening success.
Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. Alternatively, you can try putting mothballs, citrus peel or anything else with an odor that cats find distasteful in the soil surrounding the plants.
Clay soil can be a real pain to work with as it often sticks to the end of the shovel. To ease the digging, apply some car wax or floor wax to the head of the shovel and buff. This will keep the soil from sticking, and prevent rusting of the tool.
Make garden tools do double duty as handy makeshift rulers. Tools that have long handles such as rakes, hoes and shovels can be used in place of a measuring stick. Place the handles on the ground and measure them. Then, transfer the measurements to the handle using a permanent marker. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.
It can be tough to keep insects and other plant-ruining crawlies from infesting your garden. One major benefit of growing your own produce is knowing that they haven’t been treated with pesticides and other harsh chemicals. If you remain vigilant, you can control your garden pest population. If you find any unwanted pests, try removing them by hand.
Make sure any open cuts are completely protected from dirt and chemicals before you go to work in your garden. If grime gets into the cut, it could become infected. Instead, opt for a bandage that entirely covers your wound.
As these suggestions have shown you, anyone can have a successful organic garden. It takes tons of patience and work, but it’s worth it for a great garden.