Organic gardening doesn’t have to be grueling work. Indeed, it can be quite enjoyable. The gardening experience can sometimes be rather intimidating and overwhelming to a beginner. So, what exactly should a novice learn and do when they want to start growing plants? Well, read the following tips.
If sustainability and organic gardening are appealing to you, leave a portion of the property you own undeveloped to give wildlife a place to thrive. Most likely, you will find your organic garden producing better once your property is home to the insects, birds, and other wildlife that plants rely on for pollination and the production and dispersal of seeds.
Plants growing in your home need a constant temperature of no less than 65 degrees. This is the optimum temperature to ensure strong growth. If your home isn’t that warm during in winter, try a heat lamp to use on your organic plants instead.
When you are growing organic plants within the home or an enclosed area, considering how much light the plants will receive must be emphasized. If your house or apartment doesn’t get a lot of natural light, one option is to grow something that only requires medium or low light. Otherwise, you could simply use your own lights.
Perennial gardens should be prepared easily and quickly in the ground. Only a garden spade and woods chips are necessary. To prepare the garden, slice out sheets of turf using the spade, and flip the turf upside down. Then, cover the newly turned soil with wood chips, approximately three inches deep. You want to then give the area about a couple of weeks, then you want your new perennials planted by digging into it.
Keep your tools handy to work more efficiently. For example, you could use an over-sized tote bag or an apron with multiple pockets. You should always have your gloves, pruning shears and a trowel close to you.
Use several inches of organic materials for mulch in your flower beds. A thick layer of mulch will prevent weeds, reduce watering needs and fertilize your garden. Mulch also completes your garden, giving it a finished appearance.
Pine can make surprisingly great mulch. There are many common acidic plants that prefer acidic soil. Pine needles are an excellent form of mulch for these types of plants. Covering your plant beds with a layer of pine needles will allow the pine needles to disperse their acidic nutrients into the soil for your plants.
Now you should be able to see why organic gardening can be such an enjoyable activity to participate in. Working in your garden will bring you great relaxation while you have a fun experience. Remember these tips to grow the perfect organic garden.