You are finally ready to try organic gardening. What great timing. Below are a ton of wonderful tips to help you start an organic garden of your own.
If you want to get children in on the fun, plant a few strawberries, everbearing if possible. Children enjoy picking fresh fruit, especially if they can eat it right away.
Add aspirin to your plants to help them fight sickness. Try dissolving around one and one half aspirins into around 2 gallons of water for your plants. Spray the plants with the aspirin water to assist plants in battling disease. You should spray your plants about once every three weeks.
Make sure you consider adequate spacing when planting your garden, so that each plant is given room enough to grow and flourish. People often underestimate how much space plants will need when once they’re grown. You will need to provide this space to provide ample room and because you need air circulating to your garden. Because of this, you should always take the time to ensure that there’s enough distance between all your seeds.
You may find an old plastic laundry basket ideal for gathering vegetables from your garden. The basket strains the produce as well as stores it while you are going through your garden. Rinse the product off whilst it’s in the basket so that any extra water can strain through the laundry basket’s holes.
Within your composting heap, ensure that there is an equal split of dried and green plant materials. Add grass clippings, waste from fruits and vegetables, leaves, and weeds for the green materials in your compost pile. 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.
Do you prefer to eliminate weeds without the use of harmful chemicals? Use several layers of newspapers for weed control. Without exposure to the sun, weeds cannot thrive. When you cover weeds with newspaper layers, they suffocate due to lack of light. Newspapers easily break down over a period of time, and eventually become a portion of the compost. Covering the newspaper with mulch will help your garden to be more pleasing to the eye.
A diversity of materials can be used to construct raised beds. These include brick, stone, and wood. If you choose to use wood, see to it that it’s untreated and that it can resist rotting. Cypress, cedar or locust wood are appropriate selections. Avoid using treated wood since they contain chemicals that could disperse into the soil or the crops. If you have used treated lumber, line your beds with plastic.
You will now be better prepared as you start pursuing organic gardening. If you were under the impression you were good at organic gardening before, you should now feel like an expert! The above tips should help you begin growing an organic garden that is beautiful and healthy.