Growing an organic garden is a very pleasant and rewarding activity. But, if you’re just getting started, the various challenges of gardening can seem insurmountable. So, how does a novice learn more about gardening? Read the information provided below, of course!
Are you a parent? If you are, try planting some strawberries like everbearing strawberries in your garden. Little ones will be more likely to help when they can enjoy the fun of harvesting their own fruit.
When growing plants inside of the house, you should ensure the thermostat is set at around 65-75 degrees in the daytime. Plants need to be in an environment that is neither too warm nor too cool for them to grow. If you wish to keep your house cooler than that, you may want to use a heat lamp just for the plants.
Organic indoor plants may need additional light sources to make up for the light they miss out on by being indoors. This needs to be considered. If your home does not let in sufficient light, then consider getting plants that thrive in low-light situations. If you want to grow a plant which requires more light, you can invest in grow-lights.
One way to ensure efficiency while gardening is to keep your tools close by. For example, you could use an over-sized tote bag or an apron with multiple pockets. Make sure your trowel, pruning shears, gloves and other important tools are always handy. This will allow you to make easy work of your gardening up-keep!
When your seeds sprout, they will not be in need of the warmth they needed to germinate. Sprouting plants can be removed from the heat source. Also, remove plastic coverings from the tops of your growing containers to keep them from becoming too warm or humid. Keep an eye on your seeds in order to know when you should do this.
Use approximately two or three inches of natural, organic material as some mulch in every single flower bed. Mulching is the perfect way to lock in moisture, nourish soil, and to keep away weeds. A layer of mulch also creates a more attractive appearance.
Use equal parts dried and green plant material for your own compost. Garden wastes, such as grass clippings, are classified as green materials. Dried material includes straw, shredded paper, and cardboard. Your compost pile should never contain meat, ashes or charcoal.
Do you want to kill weeds naturally? Layer sheets of newspaper on the surface of areas where you are trying to control weeds. Without exposure to the sun, weeds cannot thrive. When you put newspaper over them, they suffocate from lack of sunlight. Newspapers break down nicely over time to become part of the compost. Of course, you may wish to cover the paper with mulch to make it appear more attractive.
It should now be clear to you why so many people find organic gardening enjoyable. The activity is fun, relaxing, rewarding and potentially challenging. Using what you’ve learned here will help you sow your organic garden.