In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Put sod down the right way. You want to prepare the soil before you lay down the sod. Weeds should be removed, and you should break up the soil into a tilth. Gently compact the soil until it is flattened. Moisten the soil thoroughly. Sod should be placed in rows that are staggered, where the joints connect to offset each other. Press the sod down firmly so that the surface is flat and even. If there are gaps remaining, fill them with a bit of soil. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
In order not to shock your plants, you have to gradually accustom them to the change of temperature and conditions. Start by placing your plants outside for a few hours only. Over the week, try gradually increasing the time they’re left outside. The plants should be prepared to move outside permanently at the end of this week.
Clay is difficult to dig through with a shovel, as it is sticky and compact. Coat and buff the digging end of the shovel with automobile wax to make digging easier. The wax will help keep dirt from sticking to the shovel, and will also keep the metal from rusting.
You can use the wooden handles of your tools as measurement sticks. You can convert any large handle tool, such as a hoe, shovel, or rake into a measuring tool. All you have to do is lay them on the floor then use a measuring tape to measure their length. Use a permanent marker to label distances. This modified ruler will serve you well as you begin working in your garden.
Keep the weeds out of your garden by removing them regularly. Weeds can be extremely detrimental to your garden. You might want to think about using white vinegar to do this. Use it instead of chemical solutions to kill weeds. Mix white vinegar and water into a spray bottle instead of pulling the weeds by hand.
Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. This time, use a pumpkin for the container for your lettuce and kale, instead of plain clay pots. After cutting an opening and removing the meat and seeds from inside the pumpkin, use Wilt-Pruf, sprayed throughout the inside and cut edges, and prevent rot from occurring. You can start planting now.
If your soil has a problem with high alkaline levels, mixing in some coffee grounds that have been used is a great solution. Using coffee grounds is a less expensive way to make your soil more acidic than trying to replace your topsoil. This can help your veggies and greens look more vibrant and taste better!
These tips are intended to help you become an excellent organic gardener. Take the tips you have learned here and apply them to your efforts. With what you learned, you can change up your strategies to create and grow a very beautiful organic garden.