Organic gardening is relaxing, enjoyable, and produces tasty results. The easy to follow advice in this article will show you how to get out there and start planting. Follow our tips and reap the rewards.
If you’re working to build a sustainable organic garden, try leaving a portion of your garden untouched so that the wildlife will be able to thrive. A natural area will allow beneficial birds and insects, many of which pollinate plants, to live on your property and help your garden grow stronger.
It’s simple to lay a new perennial bed. Only a garden spade and woods chips are necessary. To prepare the garden, slice out sheets of turf using the spade, and flip the turf upside down. Then, cover the newly turned soil with wood chips, approximately three inches deep. Allow for at least 10 days to pass, then plant the perennials that you just purchased.
One way to ensure efficiency while gardening is to keep your tools close by. Put them into a basket you carry with you, or use an apron with many pockets and hanging loops. Have shears, a trowel, gloves and other commonly used garden tools portable and easy to access.
Try to keep plastic bags on hand to cover shoes that are muddy. This way, you can get in and out quickly, and get back to work in the garden.
Pine can make surprisingly great mulch. Some plants are more acidic, and prefer soil that contains higher acidic levels. If you have these plants in your garden, keep them healthy by using pine needles as mulch. Lay a few inches of needles over the beds to allow them to decompose and add some acid to your soil.
When it’s harvest time, you should utilize a basket that you put laundry in to carry your veggies. An old laundry basket makes an excellent strainer for cleaning your produce. Rinse the produce while it sits in the basket, the extra water will go through the holes in the basket.
Apply equal portions of dried plant material and green into your compost pile. Examples of good green material to use for compost include grass clippings, flowers, leaves, and weeds. Dry materials, like sawdust, cut up wood pieces, cardboard, straw and shredded paper are good for your compost pile. Do not include charcoal, ashes, meat, carnivorous animal manure or diseased plants.
Want to get rid of weeds naturally? Pile newspapers on top of each other to kill weeds. Weeds cannot grow without light. The layers of newspaper will kill the weeds because they no longer receive any sunlight. Newspapers break down nicely over time to become part of the compost. You can cover the newspapers with mulch to make them look more attractive if you like!
An organic garden takes time and patience, as we have previously advised. Following the suggestions outlined above should help you get your organic garden off the ground more effectively. Just remember to apply these tips as you have read them and your garden should do just fine.