Organic vegetables and fruit are healthy and delicious. So save yourself some money and grow produce from your own garden! Below is a selection of organic gardening tips that will help you to start harvesting delicious, healthy produce at home.
Allow your children to assist with the work to be done in your organic garden. You can provide a good learning experience that your children can appreciate the more they learn on how to grow healthy produce.
Ward off certain diseases that plague plants with the use of aspirin. Dissolve aspirin (1.5 pills per 2 gallons of water) in a bucket and administer to your plants. All you have to do is spray the plants with this solution and you should see good results. You should spray your plants about once every three weeks.
If you have a high priority for sustainability in your organic gardening, try leaving a corner of the property undeveloped as a mini wildlife refuge. The kind of birds and insects needed for pollination will be naturally present on your property and help with your organic garden.
For in-home organic gardeners, you are looking for an ideal temperature of around 60-75 degrees for your plants. This level of heat is required in order for plants to grow. If you are not willing to keep your house that warm during winter, you could always get the organic plants a heat lamp.
Before planting your favorite perennials, you must first prepare the ground. Use your spade to slice chunks of turf up, then flip each piece over, and spread wood chips on top to a depth of four inches. Wait for a few weeks and plant new perennials in this area.
Make sure you have your gardening tools near you, so you can maximize your gardening efficiency. You could do this by using a big bucket, or just wear old pants that have some deep pockets. Keep gloves, small pruning shears, a trowel and any other tools handy in order to increase the quickness of the work that goes into your garden.
Pine needles should not be overlooked as a great source for mulch. Many types of plants thrive in soil that has high acid levels. Use pine needles to increase the acid level in your soil if you have plants that require higher acid. Cover up your beds with a few inches of needles. As they start to decompose, they’ll spread out acid onto the ground and soil.
Use an old laundry basket to gather your vegetables and fruits. The basket will make a great strainer when you wash your vegetables. When you put your produce in a basket, you can then rinse it off and let it strain any excess water through the laundry basket holes.
Be sure your new compost pile contains roughly the same proportion of dried and green plants. Add grass clippings, waste from fruits and vegetables, leaves, and weeds for the green materials in your compost pile. Dried material includes straw, shredded paper, and cardboard. Your compost pile should never contain meat, ashes or charcoal.
Never buy poor produce again. If you follow the advice that you have just read, you will be on your way to an even greener thumb!