Whether they’ve read about them in articles or seen them on grocery store shelves, most people are somewhat familiar with organic products. It’s easy to tell which items are certified organic by the USDA. They’re packaged differently and usually cost a lot more. Keep reading to learn how you can grow organic produce from the comfort of your own home.
Try not to cause shock to your plants by gradually changing their conditions and temperature. Put the plants outside in the sun for one to two hours in the beginning. After a week, leave your plants outside for twice as long. By the time the week ends, your plants will be ready for their big move and should have no problems!
Use the handles of your tools as a handy ruler when doing your outdoor chores. Tools with long handles, such as shovels, hoes and rakes can be made into measuring sticks. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. With a permanent marker, note pertinent measurements on the tool handle. Now, every time you work in your garden, you are going to have a powerful ruler at the touch of your fingertips.
If your plants have a powdery mildew, don’t use expensive chemicals on them. Put a little baking soda and some dish soap in water. Use a spray bottle to apply to your plants weekly until the issue clears up. Baking soda will effectively remove the mildew without damaging your plants.
When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. Choose the plants that are most likely to survive. Remember to be gentle when digging up your plants; carefully dig away from the roots and gently place the plant into a container.
The approach of fall means you need to start planting autumn goodies. A hollowed out pumpkin can become a festive container for kale and lettuce. Simply cut the pumpkin open at the top, so you can remove the seeds and insides. After that, spray Wilt-Pruf along the edges and on the inside of the pumpkin, so it doesn’t rot. Finished? Now you’re all set for planting!
Place organic mulch close to your vegetables. Mulch is used to keep extra moisture and provide nutrients for your plants. This is also efficient in preventing weeds from growing. This will save you time, money, and effort in your lovely garden.
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.