In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Put down sod correctly. Get your soil ready before you lay the sod. Remove the weeds, then break up the soil into fine tilth. Lightly, but firmly compress the soil, making certain it is flat. Make sure the soil is moist all the way through. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. Even out the surface of the sod by firming it down flat, filling any available gaps with a handful of dirt. The sod requires water on a daily basis for two weeks, then the roots will have taken hold and ready to be walked on.
Shoveling clay is very difficult and lots of work because the clay is hard and sticks to the shovel, making it tough to handle. To ease the digging, apply some car wax or floor wax to the head of the shovel and buff. You will be able to work with the clay more easily, and it will not stick to your shovel.
Choose plant strains that will give you the best harvest with the biggest yield. It is quite common to find that hybrids, which are often able to resist disease and withstand cold climates, produce yields much larger than their conventional counterparts.
For proper optimum growth, plants require sufficient amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). Typically, the higher the levels of carbon dioxide present in a plant’s environment, the better it will grow. Greenhouses help contain C02 to keep levels high. Plants grown in a greenhouse tend to be more lush and healthier due to the improved growing environment.
If you want flowers in spring and summer, plant bulbs in the garden. Most bulbs are extremely hearty and grow easily. They also come back year after year. The types of bulbs you use will determine the time of year your flowers will bloom, giving you the pleasure of blooms from spring to summer, if you plant them right.
Grow some plants that cats like to eat – try catnip or wheat grass. Another option is to place something smelly, like citrus peels or mothballs, on the soil surrounding the plants that have previously been eaten.
If you are considering planting a garden take the time to plan it out. This helps you remember where each plant was planted before they begin to sprout. The plan will also help you keep track of your more diminutive plants and smaller groups that could otherwise become lost among a sea of larger plantings.
You undoubtedly have a greater understanding of all that is involved with successful organic gardening after reading this article. Take the tips you have learned here and apply them to your efforts. Take what you have learned and use it make your garden as successful as you can.