There are many all-natural methods out there you can use to grow a bright, vibrant, healthy organic garden. All you need to do is gain a little knowledge, and then put it to good use.
Allow your children to actively participate in planting your organic garden. Gardening is a great way for children to learn, and it gives you two a chance to spend some quality time together and produce healthy food.
Make sure you work in your garden every day. If it takes you thirty minutes to find a needed tool, then you are doing something wrong. Have all of tools you will need for the day before you head out your garden. When you are finished, put them away neatly for the next time. If you use lots of tools, consider using a tool belt or even just some pants that have lots of pockets.
It is common knowledge that grounds from brewed coffee are good for soil. Coffee beans are loaded with nitrogen, which offers nourishment for plants. Nitrogen is a nutrient that will help your plants grow taller and bloom faster, so use those coffee grounds, extra compost, or diluted urea to make this happen.
An old laundry basket makes a great way to gather your harvest. It makes a great strainer for your vegetables. You can rinse your produce off while it is in the basket, and the excess water will strain through the holes of your laundry basket.
When you run your personal organic garden, try ruffling seedlings using your hands or cardboard one or two times daily. This sounds like total nonsense, but there is research suggesting that it does promote plant growth relative to unpetted plants.
A beer trap is an effective way of of dealing with any slugs that invade your organic garden. Use a glass jar buried in the soil so the rim of the jar is at ground level. Fill it with beer to about one inch below the top of the jar. The beer attracts these slugs, but traps them in the jar.
Construct raised flower beds of brick, stone, or wood. For best results, you should only use wood that has not been treated with chemicals or protective coating. The best varieties include cedar, locust and cypress wood. Treated wood can leach chemicals into any soil it rests against, so don’t use it in a garden with vegetables. In the event your vegetable garden already has treated wood as part of its enclosure, consider replacing it, or painting it, or wrapping the treated wood in some protective covering. Keep in mind that if any of the untreated wood is below the ground, you should dig it up to make sure that you completely protect your vegetable garden from the chemicals in the treated wood.
A superior garden can be created when one has adequate knowledge about how they can render the most from their plants. Make sure to use these organic tips.