Anyone can enjoy the relaxation and fruitful benefits of cultivating their own organic garden. But, newcomers may find the process to be somewhat overwhelming at first. How can you begin to learn about organic gardening? Reviewing the advice that follows would be a good place to begin!
Keep your plants thriving through the winter by bringing them inside. This is especially useful if you have a particular plant that you love or was expensive. Cautiously avoid the roots while digging, and put your plant into a perfectly sized pot.
When it’s autumn, it’s time to start planting all of your fall edibles. Why not plant lettuce and kale inside a hollowed-out pumpkin? To use the pumpkin as a planter, it is important to prevent it from rotting. To do this, you simply spray the entire inside and any edges with a gardening spray called Wilt-Pruf. This is done after you’ve opened the pumpkin at the top and removed the insides. Now this is completed, it is time to get planting!
You must always take care of your knees when working in the garden. It is not good to bend from a standing position for a long period of time. Kneeling is much better for your back, and it will help you to tend to your plants with greater ease. Place a cushioning kneeling pad on the ground or wear knee pads to make kneeling more comfortable.
There should be no rush when you are planting a seed. Start first by moisturizing your soil. Spread the seeds, and leave them enough room to grow. Bury them 3 times as deep in relation to the seed’s size. Some seeds you won’t have to bury because they need light in order to grow.
Keep your gardening tools close by to maximize gardening efficiency. You can wear an apron or pants that have a lot of pockets, or use a big bucket or can. Have shears, a trowel, gloves and other commonly used garden tools portable and easy to access.
Don’t underestimate pine as a great mulch. Some garden plants have a higher acidity, and prefer a more acidic soil. Pine needles are an excellent form of mulch for these types of plants. Cover the surface of the ground with a two-inch layer of the pine needles; as the needles break down, they will release acid into the soil and nourish your plants.
Space is important to remember when planting an organic garden. It can be easy to underestimate how much space your plants will need once they begin growing. Space is necessary for the plants, but air circulation is also important. Plan your garden accordingly, and make sure the right distance is between the seeds.
Now you have the groundwork of knowledge necessary to start enjoying organic gardening. Gardening can be an immensely rewarding hobby. Using these tips, you can become an excellent organic gardener.