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How To Grow An Organic Garden That You Can Be Proud Of

If you are growing your organic plants inside of your home or office, it is vital to make sure that the right amount of light reaches them. If the garden will receive little sunlight, find plants that can grow in medium or low-light environments. You can also get special lamps if you want a different kind of plants.

Preparing the soil for your perennial garden is easy. Simply use a spade or small shovel to get under the grass or turf and flip it over. Then, using wood chips, cover the area to a depth of three or four inches. Allow for at least 10 days to pass, then plant the perennials that you just purchased.

For your flower beds, organic material should be used as mulch. Two or three inches should be enough. Mulch will minimize weed growth and maximize nutrients and moisture. What’s more, your garden will look professional all year.

Have plastic bags on hand to put over dirty gardening shoes. This lets you be able to return to the garden without interrupting your work.

Stay on top of your organic gardening to-do list, and don’t let the work pile up. While you may not be able to spend a lot of time every day in your garden, even little items done daily will stop the mountain of work from growing. For example, if you have a dog, pull a few weeds while you are outdoors with the dog. Over time, you keep your garden weed free without adding any additional time on to your day.

Laundry Basket

When the time comes to harvest your produce, collect it using an old laundry basket. A benefit of using something like a laundry basket is that it can strain for you, as well as hold a large amount of produce. Just rinse the produce right in the basket; the water will drain through the holes.

Do you want to kill weeds without using commercial chemicals? You need to have many layers of newspapers in order to provide proper weed control. Weeds need sun for growth, just like any other plant. When you place layers of newspapers on top of them, the weeds will suffocate from the lack of light. Because newspapers decompose well with the passage of time, they make great additions to compost. If you want it to look better, just add a layer or two of much over top of the newspapers.

Keep slugs out of your organic garden naturally, using a beer trap. Dig a hole the size of a glass jar, and bury the jar with the top at ground level. Pour beer into the jar until it’s almost full. Leave an inch of space between the beer and the jar top. Slugs will be attracted to the beer and fall into the jar.

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