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.
You should teach your children how to garden alongside you. The benefits for your children will be a closer bond with nature and an understanding of where food comes from.
Strawberries are a great plant to grow in any organic garden, especially if you happen to have kids or any strawberry lover in your home. Your children will enjoy being able to pick strawberries and will be ready to help you if they can get something sweet to eat.
You can help your plants resist disease by spraying them with aspirin water. Dissolve aspirin (1.5 pills per 2 gallons of water) in a bucket and administer to your plants. Help your plants to fight disease by spraying them with the aspirin water. Apply at three week intervals.
For in-home organic gardeners, you are looking for an ideal temperature of around 60-75 degrees for your plants. In order to encourage proper growth, they will need that warmth. You can also buy a heat lamp to maintain ideal conditions for your inside plants during the winter.
Learn to work efficiently. Don’t waste thirty minutes looking around for a tool. Prepare them all ahead of time and have them handy before you need to garden, and then put them back in their place when done. You can use a tool belt for this purpose, or choose pants that contain several large pockets.
Keep your compost pile balanced with a combination of dried and green plant mulch. Green plant material consists of spent flowers, veggie and fruit waste, leaves, weeds, and grass clippings. Examples of dried plant material are sawdust, shredded paper, straw, cut-up woody material, and cardboard. Avoid using ashes, charcoal, diseased plants and meat-eating animal manure.
For container planting, be sure to plant your seeds at a depth around three times the radius of the seed. Some seeds need to be in direct sunlight, though, so you need to know information about each type of seed. Some of these seeds are petunias and ageratum. If you are unsure about the specific needs of your seeds, you should consult your local garden center or conduct further research online. Important things to look for include water requirements, ideal soil type, and recommended sunlight exposure.
Use a beer trap to capture slugs and stop them from eating your plants. Get a clean, empty glass jar to use as a trap. Bury it with its mouth facing upwards. Keep putting dirt over the jar until the mouth is at the surface of your garden. Pour beer into the jar until it’s almost full. Leave an inch of space between the beer and the jar top. Slugs are attracted to beer. They will crawl into the jar and be trapped.
You now know what organic gardening is about, and exactly how to achieve excellent results. There is plenty of information out there for you to use, it’s all a matter of how you apply it. You can use whatever information you find useful when you create your own beautiful organic garden.