The effort and knowledge you put into your garden shows in the results, particularly when you are working with organic material. It reflects a sincere desire on your part to create healthy plants and to see them reach their full potential. These are worthy goals. As with any skill set, there is always room for you to grow and improve. Here are some suggestions that can help.
Planting organic strawberries is a great way to encourage your children to get involved. You will find that they enjoy participating in gardening if they are allowed to pluck the fresh berries and eat them straight from the earth.
Organic indoor plants may need additional light sources to make up for the light they miss out on by being indoors. This needs to be considered. Ideally, these plants should be kept in a room that offers natural light from a window or glass door. You can also try using artificial lighting to help.
For your flower beds, organic material should be used as mulch. Two or three inches should be enough. Mulching is the perfect way to lock in moisture, nourish soil, and to keep away weeds. This also gives your flower beds a more aesthetic aspect.
Regularity is the key to keeping your organic garden in order, don’t let your list of chores pile up. 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. Try pulling a few weeds from the garden while your dogs are out doing their business.
Use an old laundry basket to collect your produce. An old laundry basket makes an excellent strainer for cleaning your produce. Rinse your produce while it lays in the basket; any excess water strains off through the laundry basket holes.
Consider solving your weed problem without the use of toxic chemicals. You will need many layers of newspapers. Weeds require sunlight to continue growing. When you cover weeds with newspaper layers, they suffocate due to lack of light. Newspapers also break down over time, becoming part of your compost. To improve the appearance of newspaper, simply spread a bit of mulch over it.
For the best results when growing an organic garden, you should shake your seeds up a little bit. After planted, make sure you agitate the seeds at least twice daily, using your fingers or even a Popsicle stick. This probably sounds like an odd recommendation, but research has shown that this technique encourages more plant growth, than no petting at all.
Creating a trap with beer can help reduce the number of slugs in your garden. Start by burying a wide-mouth jar in the soil, ensuring that the rim of the jar is just at the soil’s surface. Keep the jar filled with beer, up to about an inch from the top. Slugs will crawl into the jar to get the beer and not be able to get out again.
Now you know how you can use these ideas in your own garden. This is awesome! What you have just read can help you get the most from your garden. In fact, it is possible that you came across a trick that you never would have thought of otherwise.