Lots of people grow organically due to their concerns about the harmful effects of all the different pesticides and commercial fertilizers on the environment and their health. Organic gardening methods are extremely cheap for the most part. Here are some helpful techniques to help you learn to garden organically.
In order for plants to grow, they must have enough CO2. The majority of plants grow much better when CO2 levels are at their highest. Greenhouses help contain C02 to keep levels high. CO2 levels are best kept high, in order to provide optimal growing conditions for your plants.
Bulbs planted in the spring can flower all the way into summer. Bulbs are generally very simple to grow and hearty, as well; they will continue to grow for years. Different types of bulbs bloom at different times, so if you choose appropriately, you can have blooms from early spring to late summer.
Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. Plant moisture is a big attraction to both parasites and plant diseases. Fungi is a common problem in the world of plants. It is possible to control fungi with sprays, but the key is to treat your garden before any problems arise.
Think about using evergreens in your yard that produce berries during the year. This gives your garden a bit of a “splash” of color, even in winter when everything is nearly colorless. Some examples of evergreens that produce berries and color in the wintertime are the American Holly, Cranberrybush, the Winterberry and the Common Snowberry.
Efficiently water your garden. To save time, use a soaker type hose so each plant doesn’t need individual watering from the nozzle of a hose or a little watering can. Keep the soaker’s water pressure at a low level, so that your tender plants will not be harmed. Watering your garden for a couple hours while you are working on other tasks is an efficient use of your time.
When you are organic gardening, ask your children to lend a hand. You can provide a good learning experience that your children can appreciate the more they learn on how to grow healthy produce.
It is essential to keep your knees protected as you garden. It’s not a good idea to spend much time standing while you are bent over at the waist. Kneeling is a great way to reach your plants without causing stress to your back. For extra comfort, purchase a knee pad for use as a cushion between your knees and the ground.
Try using coffee grounds on the soil. Coffee grounds have nitrogen that plants will utilize. Plants need nitrogen in order to thrive, so give it a natural source with coffee grounds, then watch everything come to life much more quickly.
If you follow these advice on organic gardening, you will be able to have a productive, toxic-free, healthy garden in the future. Keep in mind that you can expect to see increase in wildlife when your garden begins to grow and work with nature.