A lot of people are becoming more aware of the chemicals that are put in our everyday produce and how this can harm them, this is why they decide to grow organically. Organic gardening methods are extremely cheap for the most part. The following tips will help turn you into a successful organic gardener in no time at all.
Include your kids in growing an organic garden. They will enjoy learning about nature and bonding with you.
Before planting any perennials, you have to make the ground ready. Simply slice into the ground with a spade, flip the top layer of soil, and then cover it with several inches of wood chips. Give the area a couple of weeks, then dig into it and plant your new perennials.
Don’t let the chores for your organic garden pile up. Every time you go outside, you should take care of a few things so that you do not have too much work to do when you have the time to go back to your garden. For instance, pluck weeds while you take your dog outside or before getting in your car.
Include both green and dry plant refuse in your compost. “Green” material refers to things like wilted flowers, weeds, leaves from your yard, and grass clippings. Dried plant material includes straw, sawdust, shredded paper, cardboard, and dried and cut-up woody material. Materials to avoid during composting include diseased plants, meat, ashes and charcoal.
Would you like to kill those obnoxious weeds naturally? Pile newspapers on top of each other to kill weeds. Without exposure to the sun, weeds cannot thrive. By placing newspaper over them, they will not get light and suffocate. Newsprint also breaks down well, incorporating itself into the compost. Covering the newspaper with mulch will help your garden to be more pleasing to the eye.
For the best results when growing an organic garden, you should shake your seeds up a little bit. After planted, make sure you agitate the seeds at least twice daily, using your fingers or even a Popsicle stick. It sounds weird, but research has shown that handling the seedling like this often will make them grow bigger than seedlings that are ignored.
Use a beer trap to get rid of unwanted pests, like slugs. Start by burying a wide-mouth jar in the soil, ensuring that the rim of the jar is just at the soil’s surface. Fill it with beer to about one inch below the top of the jar. Slugs are attracted by the beer and won’t be able to exit the jar once they enter.
Use the advice here to start your own organic garden. It is an interesting hobby and one that can improve your health. Your foods will taste better and not contain the heavy chemicals of store bought produce. You can also look forward to a rise in the number of wild visitors you receive in your garden.