Fruits and vegetables that are grown organically are not only healthy and delicious, but also far surpasses any produce you will find in any supermarket. Rather than purchasing it from stores, you can choose to grow it yourself. Read below to learn how to grow your very own organic garden.
You will need to properly lay sod. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Thoroughly weed the soil, and work it into a fine, smooth tilth. Compress the soil lightly yet firmly, and make certain it’s flat. Dampen the soil completely. When laying down sod, create staggered rows with offset joints. You want the sod to end up as a flat and even surface. If there are any gaps in between the sod pieces, then you can fill these in with some soil. Water your sod daily for a fortnight, which is enough time for it to root and be able to withstand foot traffic.
Digging in hard clay soil is made even more difficult because it sticks to the shovel. To make the clay soft so you aren’t working as hard, take floor or car wax and rub a light coat on the surface of the shovel using a clean cloth, then buff the surface. The wax will help keep dirt from sticking to the shovel, and will also keep the metal from rusting.
Turn the handles of your garden tools into measuring rulers. You can convert any large handle tool, such as a hoe, shovel, or rake into a measuring tool. Lay your handles on the floor, and put measuring tape right next to them. You can label distances using a permanent marker. Now, the next time you’re down in the garden, you’ll have a handy ruler without needing to look anywhere else.
Vegetables should be planted in an area where they will get a minimum of six hours of daily sunlight. Most vegetables need at least that much sun for optimal growth speed. This arrangement will also benefit some types of flowers.
Protect your deciduous shrubs which are tender. If you have them in pots, you need to guard them from cold weather that will damage or kill them. Tie together the tops, and then use a sheet or blanket to cover the wigwam loosely. This method is much better than wrapping the plant in plastic, as it allows air to circulate, which can prevent rotting.
Do you enjoy fresh mint leaves though hate how they grow so fast and take over your entire garden? You can stunt the growth of mint by planting it inside a container or super-sized bowl. Then, you can plant the container into the ground. However, the container walls will keep the roots held, and prevent the plant from consuming too much of your garden space.
There is no need to buy produce of lesser quality. Use what you’ve read here to get started growing your very own high-quality produce.