Organic flower gardening can beautify your empty little garden patch, and these practical tips will help you get started. Even if it’s just a small piece of soil near your house, you can turn it into an excellent patch for growing flowers for market or just decorating the exterior of your home. Find out how to get your organic flower garden started with these simple tips!
7 Tips on Organic Flower Gardening to Get You Started
1. Choose Your Flowers Wisely
The first and most important step before getting your hands dirty is visualizing your organic flower garden and being able to maintain it. Your flowers will revolve around annuals and perennials.
You should start with annuals which are flowers that grow fast but only last for one season. After planting your annuals, plant your perennials. These flowers take years, but they grow back year after year.
2. Add Height and Include Edible Flowers
You can also add height to your flower garden and include edible flowers to make the most out of your little garden. Edible flowers such as nasturtiums and vegetables with bright flowers may give you healthy benefit. On the other hand, planting morning glories and sweet peas can create height for your garden by letting them crawl up your fence or walls.
3. Watch Out for Sales
Once you’ve decided on which flowers you want to cultivate in your organic flower garden, the best way to save money on obtaining their seeds is by keeping an eye out for sales. Some of these deals happen at the end of each season. There are also some seed packets with marked-down prices during autumn.
4. Prepare Your Soil
Once you’ve picked out and bought your seeds, it’s time to prepare your flower garden’s soil. You need to clear out any debris or weeds in your little patch. The easiest way to get rid of those harsh weeds is by turning over the whole soil and make sure you dig out the roots. After you dig 10 cm of compost into the soil, you’re ready to start planting your seeds.
5. Seed Saving and Swapping
Instead of planting all of your seeds into your garden, you can create more variety by swapping some with your friends. A packet-full of seeds may be too much for your little patch and swapping will give your garden more variety. You can also save some of your annual seeds for the following year or set aside your perennials for future garden patches.
6. Use Organic Pesticides
Even your garden is prone to attacks from insects and bugs, but that doesn’t mean you have to turn to chemicals to keep your flowers safe. Use natural pesticides to keep pests away from your garden and maintain your organic garden.
7. Decorate Your Garden
You now have a beautiful flower garden, but your flowers don’t have to be the only things decorating your garden patch. You can paint little objects and decorate your garden with them. Colored tiles, glass pebbles, and sea glass can also add some extra light and color to your organic flower garden.
Watch this video from ehowgarden to find out how to grow and maintain your organic flower garden!
Practical organic flower gardening is all about choosing the right flowers to grow during the right season along with keeping up with your budget. Apart from waiting for those end-of-season and fall sales, you can swap seeds with your friends or save some flowers for the next season. To make the most out of your flower garden, plant a few edibles and keep it chemical-free with organic pesticides. Organic flower gardening doesn’t have to be intimidating, and these tips are a great help to get you started.
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