You would like to have a garden that uses organic methods to grow healthy plants. Your timing is awesome! Keep reading for tips any beginner will find useful.
As a good general practice, you should make sure to plant your seeds three seed-widths deep into their containers. Some seeds need sunlight and should not be buried. Some examples are petunias and ageratum. If you’re not sure, a guide either comes with seeds, or you can find this information online.
Looking for a natural way to kill weeds in your garden? You should layer some newspaper to get weeds under control. Weeds can only grow when there is adequate sunlight. If the weeds have already sprouted, you can place the newspapers over them and they will die due to lack of sunlight. The paper will break down quickly and cleanly, adding to your compost. If you want it to look better, just add a layer or two of much over top of the newspapers.
Get to the root of the matter! After planting tomatoes, for example, you must closely monitor the soil for the first signs of green shoots. Don’t get attached–these hints of green are hiding an underdeveloped root system below the surface of the soil. These starts will stick to the seedlings for quite some time, which prevents the seedlings from growing until the starts are gone.
Include both green and dry plant refuse in your compost. Examples of good green material to use for compost include grass clippings, flowers, leaves, and weeds. For the dry end of the spectrum, think of things like paper and cardboard, sawdust, hay, etc. Avoid ashes, meat, charcoal and diseased plants in your compost.
When they are in healthy soil, plants can withstand diseases and handle insect damage much better. Although the insects might still be present, you will be able to avoid their damage, which is what makes everyone happy.
In an organic garden, ruffle any seedlings with a piece of cardboard, or even your hand, a couple times each day. That may sound like a silly thing to do, but it’s been proven to help plants grow larger than they would otherwise.
An old laundry basket makes a great way to gather your harvest. This will be like a strainer for all your produce. 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.
You might be aware of the many benefits that compost provides to an organic garden, but do you have any idea what materials are actually in it? Most compost is made of clippings of leaves, grass, small twigs, straw and other biodegradable matter. This matter is allowed to ferment into a nutrient rich soil. This is an ideal substitute for commercially sold fertilizers.
When choosing plants for your organic garden, make sure you have a plan about what you want to grow. Different varieties of plants call for different environments and climates. Each type of rose may need different types of environments, for example. Keep this in mind as you plan your garden to ensure that you are choosing appropriate plants.
You need to mulch your garden with about three inches of material that is organic. Doing this will nourish the soil in your garden and improve its ability to retain moisture. It will also prevent weeds from growing, which will make your garden look neater and more attractive.
You should now have the basic knowledge you need to start an organic garden. You have just learned a lot of great information. The tips included here will help you create the most beautiful and abundant organic garden you can, so enjoy!