It’s now time to develop a fresh and nutritious organic garden. You have certainly come to the right place! The following tips can help you realize your plans for your garden.
A mixture of aspirin and water can protect your plants from common diseases. Three aspirins per four gallons of water will help keep your plants healthy. Spray your plants with the water if they have a disease. Use this method to spray your plants every three weeks.
After your seeds sprout, the containers do not need to stay as warm as they once did. To ensure that your plants do not suffer shock, start eliminating the use of a heat source. This also includes removing any plastic that you had covering the plant or container. You should know when the right time is if you are keeping an eye on the seeds.
Plastic bags are great to cover gardening shoes when they get muddy. You’ll be able to keep your momentum going without needing to take off your shoes, and stay on track with your gardening project.
Leave plenty of growing space when you plant your garden. Amateur gardeners often make the mistake of failing to leave enough space for fully matured plants. Failure to provide adequate room will restrict growth because it forces plants to compete for valuable nutrients and oxygen. Therefore, ensure that you allow for ample spaces between your seedlings.
Regular maintenance prevents your gardening tasks from becoming overwhelming and unappealing. While you may not be able to spend a lot of time every day in your garden, even little items done daily will stop the mountain of work from growing. For example, if you have a dog, pull a few weeds while you are outdoors with the dog. Over time, you keep your garden weed free without adding any additional time on to your day.
Use a laundry basket to help you collect produce from your garden. This laundry basket can be used as a type of strainer for all your produce. The basket won’t be affected by the water and it will drain right off as though it were poured into a large sieve.
Keep your compost pile balanced with a combination of dried and green plant mulch. When you pull weeds from your garden, throw them in the compost. The same goes for vegetable trimmings and grass clippings. These are considered green materials. Examples of dried plant material are sawdust, shredded paper, straw, cut-up woody material, and cardboard. Your compost pile should never contain meat, ashes or charcoal.
You now know the basics of organic gardening and can get started soon. If you thought you were prepared previously, then you should be at a pro’s level now! The above tips should help you begin growing an organic garden that is beautiful and healthy.