Organic gardening requires a green thumb and a lot of patience. It is an activity that has a goal of growing fresh, nutritious food that is free of pesticides. How hard can it be, right? The following hints and tips can help you grow your own organic garden easily and successfully.
If you want a sustainable garden, leave a part of it undisturbed for wildlife to enjoy. One side effect of this is that where animals thrive, so do birds and insects that help nurture and pollinate plants, which will increase the quality of your garden.
It is simple to prepare your garden for perennial flowers. Use a spade to dig into the turf, turn the turf over, then spread the area with approximately three inches of wood chips. Wait two weeks, then dig in and plant the new perennials.
As your seeds sprout, they require less warmth than before. Move your plants further away from your heat source as they grow. Remove plastic films on containers to prevent warmth and humidity from penetrating them. Check on your seeds often so you catch them when they are ready.
You need to make sure you are very efficient when working in your organic garden. Don’t waste your time by looking all over for your tools. 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 keep your garden tools in a tool belt, or in your pockets. Another good idea is to keep them all in a bucket that you carry around with you.
It never hurts to keep a few bags around the house to protect your floors from dirty gardening shoes. This way, you can maintain your momentum and head right back to your garden so that you can finish what you were doing.
Put used coffee grounds on the soil. Coffee grounds add many nitrogenous nutrients to the soil that will benefit your plants. Usually, nitrogen is limited with a plant, but using coffee grounds, diluted urea, or compost can make your plants grow faster and taller.
Use equal parts of green and dried plant material in your compost pile. When you pull weeds from your garden, throw them in the compost. The same goes for vegetable trimmings and grass clippings. These are considered green materials. Dried plant material consists of sawdust, shredded paper, cardboard, straw, and cut-up and dried wood material. 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.
For container planting, be sure to plant your seeds at a depth around three times the radius of the seed. But, is important to realize the some seeds ought not be covered, as they need complete exposure to sun. Two of the common examples are petunias and ageratum. If you’re not sure if your seeds need sunlight, you can find out online or through the seeds’ package.
Organic gardening is a hobby incorporating nature, hard work and patience. It is an activity that uses the power of the earth to create something delicious an nourishing. To transform yourself into a successful organic gardener, simply follow our tips and put in a bit of effort!