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Basic Steps For Growing Your Organic Garden

There are endless all-natural methods available to help you produce a vibrant organic garden. All you need to do is educate yourself about organic gardening, and take advantage of the tips available.

Add fruit peels and leftover pieces of fruits to your compost pile. These items will decompose and create a rich compost your plants will benefit for at no cost.

You should build a tent over your garden during the winter months. Old bean poles stuck at the end of your beds provide the support. Use some sheets to throw over them, and a heavy object such as a brick to hold the edges down. This is a reasonably cheap way to build a tent to keep your crops safe during winter, look up other ways you can do this online, or in gardening books.

It never hurts to keep a few bags around the house to protect your floors from dirty gardening shoes. You’ll be able to keep your momentum going without needing to take off your shoes, and stay on track with your gardening project.

Garlic Cloves

An easy to grow plant to grow in your organic garden is garlic. You can place garlic cloves directly into the moist, fertile soil during spring or autumn months. Plant your garlic cloves around 1-2 inches into the ground, making sure the end is pointed up and they are four inches from each other. You can use the tops of the garlic shoots instead of scallions or chives. You can harvest the bulbs as the tops begin to turn brown. You should dry them outside in a sunny spot for a couple of days to harden the skin. Finally, store the garlic in an area with low temperatures like a pantry, either by themselves or tied into bunches.

Creating a trap with beer can help reduce the number of slugs in your garden. Dig a hole just deep enough for a glass jar to be placed in it while the jar still has its rim in line with the surface of the ground. Pour beer into the jar until it’s almost full. Leave an inch of space between the beer and the jar top. The slugs will be attracted to the beer and will end up being trapped within the confines of the jar.

An old laundry basket makes a great way to gather your harvest. Most laundry baskets are designed with a multitude of holes. This makes them a perfect strainer for washing your vegetables. If you leave your produce in the basket while rinsing it, the basket will be able to serve as a strainer, with the extra water dripping out the holes in the bottom of the basket.

Be cognizant of when and how to give the plants in your organic garden enough water. Use a special hose designed to soak plants with water. Soaker hoses can provide water directly to your plants’ bases. This stops the water from evaporating, which causes plants to lose moisture and become dehydrated after being watered. Many experts advise that you water your plants early in the morning.

To make a credible claim that your crops are organically grown, you should be certified as organic by a credible organization. This attracts customers who are willing to drive a little farther and pay a little more for products that are safe and healthy.

If you want a sustainable garden, leave part of it undisturbed as a home for the wildlife in the area. As the natural wildlife begins to flourish, the various insects, birds, and other natural life around will all blend together and actually assist your garden as it begins to grow.

Anybody can grow a garden, but those who bother to understand what they’re doing will be the only ones to reap rich rewards from their crop. Use what you have learned to make your garden grow!

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