You wish to make a fresh and healthy organic garden. This is the perfect time. Keep reading for tips any beginner will find useful.
Get your kids to help you grow your organic garden. Toiling together in the garden brings your family closer together and offers many different opportunities to learn new things and instill green values.
If you have children, plant strawberries, especially everbearing strawberries, in your organic garden. You will find that they enjoy participating in gardening if they are allowed to pluck the fresh berries and eat them straight from the earth.
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. The kind of birds and insects needed for pollination will be naturally present on your property and help with your organic garden.
Preparing the soil for your perennial garden is easy. Use your spade in a slicing motion to cut a flap of turf. Carefully turn the flap over, then cover the area with a three-inch layer of untreated wood chips. Give the area a couple of weeks, then dig into it and plant your new perennials.
Maximize your time by keeping your tools close. You can keep them in a good sized bucket, or wear utility pants that have plenty of large pockets. Have gloves, shears, a trowel and anything else you need handy for quick use.
You should always take spacing into account when placing plants in your organic garden. It is easy to underestimate the amount of space that the plants will take up once they start to grow. Space is necessary not only for physical growth but also to help keep air circulation flowing within your garden. Try to plan your garden and place sufficient distance in between your seedlings.
An old laundry basket makes a great way to gather your harvest. The basket strains the produce as well as stores it while you are going through your garden. Rinse the product off whilst it’s in the basket so that any extra water can strain through the laundry basket’s holes.
When you plant the seeds in containers, be sure the planting’s depth is three times bigger than the seed. However, you should be aware that certain seeds should not be covered at all because they are required to be in the sunlight. Petunia and ageratum seeds need direct sunlight, for example. If you are wondering whether or not the seeds require direct sunlight, you can usually find helpful information online that will answer your question.
You now know the basics of organic gardening and can get started soon. If you thought you knew a lot then, now you should be a professional. These tips should have helped you get started growing a lovely organic garden.