There are a lot of methods out there for creating a brilliant organic garden. In order to use these methods, all you have to do is learn a little bit about them.
Organic fruits and vegetables grow without being exposed to pesticides and other chemicals. This is great for the health of your family, but you will still have to regularly check your plants for bugs and pests.
If you are troubled by aphids in the organic garden, the tried and true method of soapy water might provide the best solution. Just spray the entire plant – buds, leaves, and stems – with a light solution of soapy water and follow up with a second spray of clean water.
To make sure you have strong seedlings, look deeply. When you are buying seedlings for tomatoes, look at the roots as well as the green parts. Reason being, these kinds of starts stay attached to the seedlings for many weeks, which causes the seedlings to not grow until the starts are gone.
When you rake leaves, keep them to serve as compost for your soil. Leaves will decompose and create a healthy, nutrient rich compost. This is a great alternative to buying compost, and you can save a lot of money by doing this.
Involve the whole family in your gardening hobby; children find growing things to be very interesting. A garden can provide a wonderful learning experience for children, and will give you an opportunity to bond with them while you produce healthy food.
It’s time to plant some organic garlic. Cloves of garlic should be planted in well-drained soil with frequent watering in either the fall or spring. Place them about one or two inches deep into the soil pointed upwards and four inches apart. Green garlic can be cur directly from the plant and used in a pinch instead of scallions or chives. When the tops of the bulbs turn brown, they’re ready to harvest. Dry the bulbs in the sun in order to harden their skin. They can be stored in a cool area, either loose or tied in bunches.
Chop up remainders of vegetables from dinner and feed them to the garden, rather than the trash. Your new plants in the garden will absorb the nutrients from the decaying veggies you have placed there. You can also use some for composting, but using a portion of this waste now can be beneficial.
While it’s harder to grow organically than chemically, the rewards are much better. While chemical-based gardening products make bold claims, it is hard to dispute that organic gardening consistently produces superior results.
You can grow many different plants in your garden. Mulch is a must-have for plants that require acidic conditions. Acid-loving plants require mulch that consists of pine needles during the fall months. When the needles begin decomposing, they will add acid into the ground.
If you’d like to create a raised bed, use materials like brick, stone, or untreated wood. For best results, you should only use wood that has not been treated with chemicals or protective coating. Good choices are cedar, locust and cypress. In a vegetable garden, never use treated wood, as the chemicals can leach out into the soil and food crops. In the event your vegetable garden already has treated wood as part of its enclosure, consider replacing it, or painting it, or wrapping the treated wood in some protective covering. Keep in mind that if any of the untreated wood is below the ground, you should dig it up to make sure that you completely protect your vegetable garden from the chemicals in the treated wood.
Anyone may plant gardens, but only those who are knowledgeable can get more out of their planted crops. Use the tips provided here for organic gardening.