There are a lot of people who think about starting an organic garden, but never get around to doing it. Perceived complexity or simple lack of familiarity with general gardening practices can be not only intimidating, but daunting as well. Read through this article and you can gain better insight on what it takes to start and grow your own organic garden; it’s not as hard as it may seem.
It is important that you give your plants the chance to gradually adjust to the change in temperature and conditions, or you risk shocking them. On the first day, place them in the sun outside for only an hour or so. Over one week, gradually build up the amount of hours you leave the plants outside. Finally, after about a week, you should be able to move them outside and leave them there for the summer.
A handy trick is to turn the handle on a tool that you use often into a makeshift ruler. You can convert any large handle tool, such as a hoe, shovel, or rake into a measuring tool. Just run some measuring tape right on the floor next to the handles. Mark the measurements with a permanent marker. This modified ruler will serve you well as you begin working in your garden.
When winter arrives, you could save some plants by placing them inside your house. Think about saving your resistant plants or the expensive ones. Always be careful when digging around the roots, and put the plant in a suitable pot.
Use bulbs to ensure continuous flowers throughout the spring and summer. Since bulbs are easy to grow and resistant to poor weather conditions, they will grow without fail year after year. Different varieties of bulbs flower at varied times and if you make the right choices you can have blossoms from early spring through late summer.
If your soil has high alkaline amounts, mix some coffee grounds into it. The coffee grounds provide a cheap way to re-supply needed acid to the dirt. With it, you will find that your greens and vegetables will be more vibrant and tasty!
You can use boiling water to get rid of weeds naturally. The safest herbicide that you can use in your garden is a simple pot of boiling water. Although this method is organic, it does pose a danger to your plants. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.
Hopefully this article has taken all of your apprehension about organic gardening completely out of the equation. Apply these tips and you will quickly be eating luscious and wholesome foods, that you grew yourself!