Organic gardening is a goal many people have but never actually try to accomplish. Fear of failure, given the great care and consideration that must go into it, often scare people away. Read this article for some tips and tricks you can use to break this challenge down into something you can handle and even enjoy.
Your plants need to adapt and must be gradually introduced to changes in temperature or condition. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day. Gradually increase the the time they spend outside over a one week period. At the end of a week, they should be accustomed to the outdoors and ready to transition to outside safely.
Find some plants that will give you a higher yield. Many times, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid can have a higher yield versus traditional ones.
A simple way to lower the alkaline content of your soil is to dilute it with coffee grounds. Coffee grounds add acidity to the soil and are very cheap. This solution will make the vegetables you grow healthier and more flavorful.
Allow enough room between plants for air to circulate, so that plants do not stay too wet. Moisture on your plants is a sure way to attract parasites and disease. One parasite you have to watch out for in particular is fungi. Sprays and liquids exist that are perfect for killing the fungi, but be sure you use it on the area before the fungi actually appear.
Are you one of the millions who loves some fresh mint leaves, yet you absolutely hate the way they tend to take over any garden they are planted within? That’s why it’s better to place mint in containers rather than letting it have free rein in your garden. You have the option of planting the container with the plant to keep the roots from taking the garden over.
A green garden needs to begin with seeds, not plants. Starting from seed is far less harsh on the environment than using plants you buy at the nursery. Plastics from nurseries aren’t recycled often, which causes them to go into landfills; so try starting with seeds, or buying from organic nurseries.
If you are going to grow peas, start them inside rather then planting them outdoors. Seeds will always germinate much better when you first plant them indoors initially. The seedlings will also be heartier, which means they can resist pests and diseases better. When these pea plants are sturdy, you can place them outside in your garden.
As long as you bear these tips in mind, you should feel more confident in your ability to cultivate a lush garden. You will enjoy wholesome fruits and vegetables fresh from your chemical-free garden.