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. It’s usually easy to identify them by the higher price tag and organic labels. Keep reading for a variety of tips and tricks for maintaining an organic garden.
Your tool handles can double as measuring sticks. You can convert any large handle tool, such as a hoe, shovel, or rake into a measuring tool. Measure the handles with a tape measure laid out in the floor. Mark your distances with a permanent marker. When you are at work in the garden, you will always have a handy measuring device on each and every tool.
Keeping your garden soil rich and healthy is the best way to discourage garden pests. If you have healthy looking plants, they are stronger and more resistant to diseases and bugs. For healthy plants, start with healthy soil that is properly amended and free of chemicals in order to avoid salt accumulation.
Transfer your favorite plants indoors to rescue them from the winter frosts. Your best bet would be try to save the best or most hearty plants. Remember to be gentle when digging up your plants; carefully dig away from the roots and gently place the plant into a container.
It is important to choose the right type of soil if you want to achieve the best results. Different types of plants require different soils, so check soil requirements for the ones you choose. It is also possible to set aside a portion of your garden to include just one type of soil.
Plants all need a good supply of C02 to grow properly! The majority of plants grow much better when CO2 levels are at their highest. A greenhouse is the best way to create an environment rich in CO2. In this environment, the CO2 levels are kept high so the plants can experience optimal growing conditions.
Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. If you’d like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin instead! First, cut out the pumpkin’s top layer and remove the seeds. Then, spray some Wilt-Pruf on the insides to prevent the rot that would follow otherwise. Once you’ve done that, you can plant!
Make sure to pre-soak seeds, preferably in a dark location. Soak the seeds by placing them in a container where they are covered with water. When you do this, you hydrate your seeds and they can start growing. Your seeds will then have the best chance possible to survive to maturity.
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.