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. Another benefit is that organic gardening techniques are often cost little-to-nothing. In the following paragraphs, you’ll find some suggestions that will help you make the most of your garden.
Include your children in your efforts to organic gardening. Growing a garden offers a unique learning experience, and you and your child can grow closer while growing healthy food for your family.
Maximize your time by keeping your tools close. Use a large bucket, or wear rugged pants with several pockets. If you have your pruning shears, spade, trowel and gloves handy, you will be able to get your gardening chores done much more quickly.
Put an organic material, such as mulch two or three inches deep, in your flower beds. Mulch will minimize weed growth and maximize nutrients and moisture. A layer of mulch also creates a more attractive appearance.
Working in the garden doesn’t have to be grueling; learn to work more efficiently. Don’t waste thirty minutes looking around for a tool. Take the time to prepare the necessary tools, and then store them in a easily accessed place once you are done gardening. If you use lots of tools, consider using a tool belt or even just some pants that have lots of pockets.
Plastic bags are great to cover gardening shoes when they get muddy. You will save time and be back in the garden much more quickly by doing this.
Pine can be a wonderful mulch. There are many common acidic plants that prefer acidic soil. If you have acid loving plants, use pine needles as a mulch. Lay a few inches of needles over the beds to allow them to decompose and add some acid to your soil.
Put used coffee grounds on the soil. They contain nitrogenous nutrients which are essential to plant growth. The more nitrogen you have in the soil, the greater the growth of your plants will be, so adding grounds or compost will ensure your plants grow large very quickly.
Organic gardening is healthier. You won’t be exposing your plants – and yourself to toxins or chemicals. Use the tips you just read to help you start planting your organic garden. In addition, you will notice more wildlife that congregates around your garden. You can be one with nature! Start planning your garden today.