Growing an organic garden is a very pleasant and rewarding activity. However, for someone who does not have any experience with gardening, the thought of starting, or maintaining, a garden can be intimidating. So, how can you best prepare yourself as a novice organic gardener? Reviewing the advice that follows would be a good place to begin!
Keeping your garden soil rich and healthy is the best way to discourage garden pests. Healthy soil leads to healthy plants with more strength to deflect those insects and various diseases. To give your garden the best chance of yielding the healthiest plants, start with a high-quality soil that has fewer chemicals which over time will accumulate salts.
When dealing with any type of seeds in gardening, it’s important that you soak them overnight in a cool, dark location. Place a couple seeds in each container, then fill it close to full with water. This way, your seeds are well-hydrated and can start growing with a head start. The seeds will most likely have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
Grow some wheat grass or catnip for your cat to eat instead. Try putting mothballs or citrus on your soil to wards pets away.
If your soil has high alkaline amounts, mix some coffee grounds into it. This is a great and cheap way to increase the acid levels in your dirt. You will discover that your vegetables are more flavorful than ever before.
Come up with a gardening plan before planting anything. Doing this makes it easier to keep track of where you planted what when you first start to see sprouts. This can also help prevent you from losing smaller plants or smaller groups of plants within a larger garden area.
You must protect tender, deciduous shrubs. If you have them in pots, you need to guard them from cold weather that will damage or kill them. The tops should be tied together, and the wigwam should be loosely covered with a sheet or blanket. This is a much better method, instead of putting the plastic wrap around the plant. It allows proper air circulation that can prevent rotting.
Always fertilize your garden. Manure is probably the best fertilizer. Choose a commercial product to reduce the risks of pathogen exposure. You can choose from many different fertilizers. Do not worry about the kind of fertilizer you end up using but definitely put down something.
With what you learned you should now feel a bit more confident when it comes to gardening, and you should think of it as an easy task to tackle now. You will eat better and have a fun and relaxing hobby that lets you enjoy the great outdoors. Using these tips, you can become an excellent organic gardener.