Are you scared of what chemicals lurk in commercial fertilizer or pesticides? No longer worrying about these toxic chemicals is just one of the many benefits of gardening organically. There is also the fact that maintaining an organic garden is inexpensive. The following tips will help turn you into a successful organic gardener in no time at all.
Using aspirin water will help your plants fight diseases. One and one half aspirin crushed and added to a two gallon container of water will be a great help for your plants. Spray your plants with the water if they have a disease. Apply at three week intervals.
The ambient temperate of a room with live plants should be kept between sixty-five and seventy-five degrees throughout the day. Your plants will not grow well if it is too cold. If this is a little too warm for your house, grow your organic plants under a heat lamp.
Preparing a plot for planting a perennial garden can be done quickly and without difficulty. Simple slice into the soil with a spade, flip the turf, and mulch the area with 3 to 4 inches of wood chips. After a few weeks, dig, then plant your perennials.
Your seeds, once they begin sprouting, don’t need the same amount of warmth as they did before. As your plants grow, move them away from the source of heat. You must also take away plastic films from your containers in order to keep the warmth and humidity out. Keep a close watch on your seeds to know when to do this.
In your flower beds and garden, utilize a few inches of organic mulch. A thick layer of mulch will prevent weeds, reduce watering needs and fertilize your garden. Also, the flower beds will look beautifully maintained at all times.
Space is very important when you plant an organic garden. It is easy to underestimate the amount of space that the plants will take up once they start to grow. Air circulation and room to grow is important for any plant. If you put enough thought into your garden, you will enjoy more impressive results.
Apply equal portions of dried plant material and green into your compost pile. “Green” material refers to things like wilted flowers, weeds, leaves from your yard, and grass clippings. Dried plant material consists of sawdust, shredded paper, cardboard, straw, and cut-up and dried wood material. Never put meat in your compost or even the waste from your family pets. These can harbor diseases that won’t be killed by the composting process.
Do you want to kill weeds in a natural way? Pile newspapers on top of each other to kill weeds. Without light, there can be no weeds. The layers of newspaper over the weeds will block out the light and kill them. It’s easy for newspapers to break down over an extended period of time, making them great for compost. Of course, you may wish to cover the paper with mulch to make it appear more attractive.
Applying the knowledge you learned here to your garden will help ensure you have a thriving, toxin-free garden of your very own. Organic gardens are also more attractive to a variety of wildlife, who appreciate the chemical free environment.