Most people in our society have heard about the benefits of eating organic, or seen organic products in the grocery store. It’s easy to tell which items are certified organic by the USDA. They are usually packaged differently and often are marked up considerably. Review the ideas in this piece and see how you can have an organic garden in your own backyard.
Include your kids in growing an organic garden. You can provide a good learning experience that your children can appreciate the more they learn on how to grow healthy produce.
The ideal temperature to set your thermostat for indoor plants is between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit during the daylight hours. Young plants need a temperature within that specific range to grow. If your thermostat is normally kept lower in winter, you can use a heat lamp to keep your plants warm enough.
It is easy to quickly prepare your perennial garden ground. Turn over the soil in your garden so it will be soft and easy to plant before spreading wood chips around your garden. Wait for a few weeks and plant new perennials in this area.
You should work efficiently, instead of working hard in your garden, to simplify things. Don’t waste time searching for lost tools. Before you start work in the garden, make sure you have the necessary tools, and always remember to put them away when you are finished. You can use a tool belt, or you may want to wear pants with extra pockets.
Have plastic bags on hand to put over dirty gardening shoes. This allows you to work steadily and without distractions, making you a happier and more productive gardener.
Believe it or not, pine makes great mulch. Some plants have a naturally high acidic level, and therefore like acidic soil. When you have any plants like this, it’s very simple to just collect pine needles to use in your bed. Cover the plots with pine needles. As the pine needles decay, they’ll raise the soil’s acidity.
Make sure you consider adequate spacing when planting your garden, so that each plant is given room enough to grow and flourish. You must think of how much room the plants will take up as they grow, and it easy to underestimate this. Space is vital for your plants not only due to their literal physical size requirements but also because of how much room your garden needs for air circulation. If you put enough thought into your garden, you will enjoy more impressive results.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.