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Organic Gardening And You – Let’s Get Started!

Many people are only just beginning to realize the joys of organic gardening. Read this article to find out what you need to do to get started. Use these tricks and tips to get the best results.

If you have children, plant strawberries, especially everbearing strawberries, in your organic garden. Children are thrilled to harvest fruit from their own garden, and doing so often makes them more enthusiastic about helping out with the more hum-drum aspects of tending a garden.

It’s simple to lay a new perennial bed. Slice under the grass with a spade, flip the layer you have lifted over, and spread three inches of wood chips on top. After a few weeks, you may then utilize the area to plant your flowers.

When working in the garden, try to work as efficiently as possible. Do not spend half an hour looking everywhere for a tool. Get all of your tools together before you go into your garden, then place them in a safe spot when you are finished with them. One way to keep your tools handy is to use a belt especially designed to hold them. An alternative is to wear a garment with multiple pockets that are big enough to hold your more commonly used tools.

Spacing is one important factor in gardening. Many people underestimate the space needed for plants to grow to their full size. Air circulation and room to grow is important for any plant. Plan your garden carefully and leave enough space between the seeds.

Dried Plants

When you’re making a compost pile, you should use fresh and dried plants to get it started. “Green” material refers to things like wilted flowers, weeds, leaves from your yard, and grass clippings. You can add dried plants by throwing straw, shredded paper, woody materials and cardboard on your pile. Never put meat in your compost or even the waste from your family pets. These can harbor diseases that won’t be killed by the composting process.

Do you want to kill weeds naturally? You can easily control weeds by using layered sheets of newspaper. Weeds can only grow when there is adequate sunlight. By placing newspaper over them, they will not get light and suffocate. Newspapers also decompose fairly quickly, and mix with your garden soil. One way to enhance the appearance of your garden if you are using newspapers is to add an additional layer of mulch.

Ruffle the seedlings carefully with a piece of soft cardboard or your hands twice a day. However odd this may sound, research shows that this touching encourages seedlings to grow better than they would without touching.

You can get rid of slugs with a simple beer trap. Bury a glass jar in your garden so that its open mouth is level with the top of the soil. Fill this jar up with beer almost entirely. Beer is especially attractive to slugs; they will lured to it and trapped.

As you have learned before, getting your organic garden perfected just takes a little bit of time and patience. Head out to the garden, and make use of these tips to turn it into an amazing organic masterpiece. Just remember to apply these tips as you have read them and your garden should do just fine.

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