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Organic Gardening Can Be Fun With These Tips

An organic garden provides you with a much healthier diet. You will never accomplish your organic gardening goals without a bit of effort. This can leave you wondering where to start when it comes to organic gardening.

Allow your children to actively participate in planting your organic garden. Helping a garden grow is an excellent learning experience for kids, and it allows your family to spend time together while creating healthy, nutritious foods.

A great way to ensure that your organic garden will do well is to keep a section of your land unspoiled. The natural wildlife will spring up and make for a perfect organic habitat. You will see many of the birds and insects that are present will assist in pollination and plant production, helping to create a much better garden.

It can be extremely fast and easy to plant perennials into your garden. Use a spade to dig into the turf, turn the turf over, then spread the area with approximately three inches of wood chips. Give the area a couple of weeks, then dig into it and plant your new perennials.

Coffee Grounds

Add used coffee grounds to your soil. Coffee grounds will add nitrogen to your soil which will make them helpful for some of your plants. Coffee grounds as a source of nitrogen for plants are usually limited to acid-loving plants because coffee is acidic. It is best for your plants to use coffee grounds that are part of a blend of ingredients in the compost or soil you are using for your plants, rather than directly adding coffee grounds to your garden plants.

Use an aged laundry basket when you want to collect your produce. The laundry basket is a perfect strainer for any produce run off. If you leave your produce in the basket while rinsing it, the basket will be able to serve as a strainer, with the extra water dripping out the holes in the bottom of the basket.

When maintaining your organic garden, try lightly petting your seedlings — either with the palm of your hand or something like a sheet of cardboard — once or twice each day. While it seems a little odd, it has been reported that this can encourage plant growth.

One way to profitably sell products from your organic garden is to be a credible organic gardener. Get organically certified. This will not only increase sales, but it will demonstrate to your customers that your products are legitimate and that you are doing what it takes to grow the best crops.

As this article has shown, to be successful at organic gardening you must do your homework and put forth a bit of effort. Furthermore, you will only see your garden blossom with consistent tending. Keep the tips offered in mind and you can see more success.

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