Starting and maintaining an organic garden requires a lot of patience, and an affinity for growing plants. It is an enjoyable way to grow your own nutritious foods that are free of pesticides and other harsh chemicals. Does this seem to be easier said than done? The following hints and tips can help you grow your own organic garden easily and successfully.
It is easy to quickly prepare your perennial garden ground. You just need to use your garden spade for slicing underneath the turf, then flip it, and finally spread about three or four inch deep piles of wood chips. After a few weeks, you may then utilize the area to plant your flowers.
When you are working in your garden, you will want to have all of your tools in a convenient location. Don’t waste your time looking for missing tools. Prepare your equipment before you go into the garden and put everything away afterwards. You can keep your garden tools in a tool belt, or in your pockets. Another good idea is to keep them all in a bucket that you carry around with you.
Space is very important when you plant an organic garden. People often underestimate how much space plants will need when once they’re grown. This will give you enough room to work around your garden without smashing any plants. Make sure that you map out your garden layout beforehand and place your seeds with an adequate amount of space in between each.
Use an old laundry basket to bring your fresh produce in from the garden. The laundry basket can be used as a colander for your produce. Rinse your produce while it lays in the basket; any excess water strains off through the laundry basket holes.
Include both green and dry plant refuse in your compost. Grass clippings, vegetable and fruit leftovers, and grass clippings are all examples of green plant material. Dried plant material consists of sawdust, shredded paper, cardboard, straw, and cut-up and dried wood material. Avoid ashes, meat, charcoal and diseased plants in your compost.
When planting seeds in containers, plant the seed roughly three times deeper than the seed’s size. Some seeds shouldn’t be covered and must be in sunlight at all times. Some typical examples are petunias and ageratum. The directions for how to handle the seeds will usually be found on the seed’s package. You can also find this information online.
Water your plants appropriately for the climate. The amount of water you use each time should be dependent on the water quality, the soil type and what time of day you are doing it. For instance, if you are in a warm and humid climate, avoid getting any water on the leaves because this will cause leaf fungus. Instead, water the roots only.
Organic gardening takes patience and hard work. Luckily, information on the subject is in no short supply. You can learn about the roots of the genre and become a skilled gardener. It takes a combination of knowledge, skill and experience to become a good organic gardener. The tips you’ve read above will help you towards that goal.