Organic gardening requires a green thumb and a lot of patience. This is a hobby where the goal is to grow food that is healthy and pesticide free. Easier said than done, right? Read the following article and you will gain great knowledge you can use while you garden organically.
Are you a parent? If you are, try planting some strawberries like everbearing strawberries in your garden. Children love to snap up these sweet juicy fruits for themselves and will be much more willing to eat other foods you’ve planted as well.
Water infused with aspirin is great for combating plant disease. Dissolve aspirin (1.5 pills per 2 gallons of water) in a bucket and administer to your plants. Help your plants to fight disease by spraying them with the aspirin water. Use this method to spray your plants every three weeks.
You need to make sure you are very efficient when working in your organic garden. Have your tools laid out in an orderly way so you do not have to search for them. By keeping your tools in a certain area, they will always be ready whenever you are. It may be necessary to don a tool belt or cargo pants with extra pockets.
Pine is a surprisingly good source of mulch. Some plants need acidic soil to grow properly, because of their own acid content. When you have any plants like this, it’s very simple to just collect pine needles to use in your bed. Cover up your beds with a few inches of needles. As they start to decompose, they’ll spread out acid onto the ground and soil.
Use coffee grounds on your soil. Coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen, an essential nutrient for plant growth. Plants need nitrogen in order to thrive, so give it a natural source with coffee grounds, then watch everything come to life much more quickly.
Don’t let the chores for your organic garden pile up. Even if you can’t tend to your garden daily, you can do little things to help so that there is not a huge amount of work to be done when you are ready to get back to it. If you are outside with your dog, pluck a few weeds while your dog is taking care of his business.
To succeed at a nature based hobby like organic gardening, you need a little hard work and a whole lot of patience. When you enjoy this hobby, you can find new opportunities to grow healthy and nutritious foods. It takes a combination of knowledge, skill and experience to become a good organic gardener. The tips you’ve read above will help you towards that goal.