All it takes to grow an organic garden is a few natural growing methods. All you need to do is find out what they are, and then use them.
If you’re planning on gardening inside, the first thing you should consider is an adequate light source. If your home does not let in sufficient light, then consider getting plants that thrive in low-light situations. If you cannot achieve success merely through plant selection, consider using artificial light sources.
Make sure you have your gardening tools near you, so you can maximize your gardening efficiency. Use a bucket large enough to hold all your equipment or wear pants with multiple pockets. Keep your gloves, a trowel, small pruning shears and other tools handy and make quick work of your garden maintenance.
Your seeds, once they begin sprouting, don’t need the same amount of warmth as they did before. To ensure that your plants do not suffer shock, start eliminating the use of a heat source. This also includes removing any plastic that you had covering the plant or container. You need to read the seeds to know the best time to do this.
When you are working in your garden, you will want to have all of your tools in a convenient location. It’s frustrating to search for a tool for a half hour. Take the time to prepare the necessary tools, and then store them in a easily accessed place once you are done gardening. If needed, purchase a tool belt or heavy duty pants with plenty of pockets.
Do not overlook the benefits of pine mulch for your garden. Many types of plants thrive in soil that has high acid levels. If this is the case, use pine needles to mulch your beds. Simply add a layer of pine needles a couple of inches deep to the plant beds. The needles will decompose over time and provide the soil with acidity.
Within your composting heap, ensure that there is an equal split of dried and green plant materials. When you pull weeds from your garden, throw them in the compost. The same goes for vegetable trimmings and grass clippings. These are considered green materials. Dried plant materials are things like shredded newspaper, cardboard, sawdust, straw, and any cut up wood materials. Avoid using ashes, charcoal, diseased plants and meat-eating animal manure.
Consider solving your weed problem without the use of toxic chemicals. You will need many layers of newspapers. Weeds can only grow in sunlight. If you place sheets of newspaper over the weeds, they will die due to a lack of sunlight. Newsprint also breaks down well, incorporating itself into the compost. Cover the newspaper with a thick layer of mulch for a more attractive look.
A great tip when running your own organic garden, is to lightly ruffle your seedlings with your hand or cardboard, around once or twice per day. This will make your plants grow faster and they will get bigger than they would have without this practice.
Anybody can grow a garden, but those who bother to understand what they’re doing will be the only ones to reap rich rewards from their crop. Use the organic tips in this article.