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.
Create a space perfect for any perennial garden with this easy method. With a garden spade, slice under the dirt then flip it over. Next, spread out wood chips several inches deep. Give this area at least a few weeks, then you can dig into the area and plant the new perennials.
To be as efficient as possible in the garden, always have your tools handy. You can make use of a bucket, or wear pants that have plenty of pockets. Keep your gloves, a trowel, small pruning shears and other tools handy and make quick work of your garden maintenance.
Put an organic material, such as mulch two or three inches deep, in your flower beds. This will prevent weeds from growing, retain humidity, and feed your plants with the nutrients they need. In addition, your flower beds will have a beautiful, finished appearance year round.
Have some plastic bags on hand that you can put over your gardening shoes if they are muddy. This allows you to keep going, getting back to your garden quickly.
Procrastination leads to problems in a variety of areas, including organic gardening. There are certain little things to help you keep up with your garden, even if you don’t have the necessary time each day to do everything. For example, if your family is cooking out on the grill, you could clear a few bunches of weeds between checking on the burgers.
Apply equal portions of dried plant material and green into your compost pile. Green means plant cuttings including grass, produce and weeds. Dry materials, like sawdust, cut up wood pieces, cardboard, straw and shredded paper are good for your compost pile. Your compost pile should never contain meat, ashes or charcoal.
A good thing to know when it comes to your organic garden, and running it, is to, a couple times a day, lightly ruffle the seedlings with cardboard or your hand. You may think it odd, but studies show that this action results in plant growth that is more substantial than would otherwise be achieved.
After you have read the suggestions here, you will have a better idea of what you need in order to be an organic gardener. Take the tips you have learned here and apply them to your efforts. Using this advice, you will find the best way to create your dream organic garden.