While organic gardening is a wonderful way to relax, it can also be a source of stress. Continue on for some good tips that will help you succeed in organic gardening.
When you are doing work in your garden, be efficient. If it takes you thirty minutes to find a needed tool, then you are doing something wrong. Prepare your equipment before you go into the garden and put everything away afterwards. A good way to keep your tools at hand is to buy a tool belt or utility pants with many large pockets.
When you want to harvest the produce in your organic garden, always have an old laundry basket to hand. This laundry basket can be used as a type of strainer for all your produce. You can clean and rinse the harvest when it is the laundry basket and the water will go out of the holes.
The correct depth for planting seeds in containers is triple the seed’s size. However, you should be aware that certain seeds should not be covered at all because they are required to be in the sunlight. Petunia and ageratum seeds need direct sunlight, for example. If you are unsure about the specific needs of your seeds, you should consult your local garden center or conduct further research online. Important things to look for include water requirements, ideal soil type, and recommended sunlight exposure.
Use a beer trap to capture slugs and stop them from eating your plants. Dig a hole just deep enough for a glass jar to be placed in it while the jar still has its rim in line with the surface of the ground. Now, fill the jar with beer to approximately an inch below the lip. The beer will attract the slugs and they will be trapped in the jar.
Create a raised bed for your garden out of stone, bricks or untreated wood. If you choose to use wood, see to it that it’s untreated and that it can resist rotting. Cypress, locust and cedar usually work best. Treated wood has chemicals that can be harmful to a vegetable garden. If you have used treated lumber, line your beds with plastic.
Use mulch to enhance the health of your soil. The mulch acts as a protection for the soil under it. On hot, dry days, mulch keeps the dirt underneath cool and moist. This protects and nourishes plant roots. This retains moisture for extended periods by reducing the rate at which water evaporates. This also helps all the weeds you have stay under control, relieving stress from your shoulders.
Organic gardening does take some effort, but anyone can do if they approach it with the right attitude. Organic gardening demands hard work and perseverance in the face of adversity, but your sacrifices will be rewarded when you can look out of your bedroom window and see a stunning organic garden in your own backyard, that you created with your own bare hands. The ideas presented above should help you hone your skills and reap a great harvest from your organic garden.