If you want to improve your diet, you should think about organic gardening. It does require some effort, in order to grow, though. Oftentimes, new gardeners can be intimidated because they’re not quite sure where to start.
If you want to get children in on the fun, plant a few strawberries, everbearing if possible. Children find it fun to pick strawberries and love to assist with the harvest if they get some yummy treats as they work.
If you’re working to build a sustainable organic garden, try leaving a portion of your garden untouched so that the wildlife will be able to thrive. This is a great natural way to allow the insects and animals found in nature to assist with the growth of your garden.
It is simple to prepare your garden for perennial flowers. Turn over the soil in your garden so it will be soft and easy to plant before spreading wood chips around your garden. After a few weeks, you may then utilize the area to plant your flowers.
Put an organic material, such as mulch two or three inches deep, in your flower beds. Mulching is the perfect way to lock in moisture, nourish soil, and to keep away weeds. This will also give a nice, professional appearance to your garden all year.
Be sure your new compost pile contains roughly the same proportion of dried and green plants. Examples of green plant material are spent flowers, fruit and vegetable waste, grass clippings, weeds, and leaves. Dried plant material consists of sawdust, shredded paper, cardboard, straw, and cut-up and dried wood material. Your compost pile should never contain meat, ashes or charcoal.
If you are planting seeds in containers, a good rule of thumb is that the seed’s depth should be around three times its overall size. There are exceptions, however. Some types of seeds require more direct sunlight than others, and as such they should not be fully covered. Among the seeds meeting this definition are ageratum and petunias. If you’re not sure, a guide either comes with seeds, or you can find this information online.
Calibrate how much you water based upon the time of the year and the weather conditions. Depending upon whether it is morning, noon or night, the chemical composition of your local water supply and soil type may determine your water usage needs. For instance, in warm and balmy locations, it is important not to water leaves, as doing so tends to foster fungus growth. You have to make sure to water the root system.
Organic gardening is not rocket science, but it does some require some forethought and planning. Research and information will help you get started. In addition, it’s true that you must be consistent if you want to see results. Remembering the above tips, you can successfully grow an organic garden.