In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Planting organic strawberries is a great way to encourage your children to get involved. Children love to snap up these sweet juicy fruits for themselves and will be much more willing to eat other foods you’ve planted as well.
Keep your tools handy to work more efficiently. Large pockets or a sturdy bucket can be used to store tools. Tools you’ll need to garden efficiently include towels, gloves, pruning shears and other plant-specific tools.
When your seeds sprout, they will not be in need of the warmth they needed to germinate. Take your plants out of the heat once they start to grow. If you used plastic wrap to insulate your seedlings, you should now remove it. Keep an eye on your seeds in order to know when you should do this.
Working in the garden doesn’t have to be grueling; learn to work more efficiently. Have your tools laid out in an orderly way so you do not have to search for them. Organize the tools you will need before you head to the garden, and put every item away when you finish your work. One way to keep your tools handy is to use a belt especially designed to hold them. An alternative is to wear a garment with multiple pockets that are big enough to hold your more commonly used tools.
Pine needles make a great organic mulch. Some plants need acidic soil to grow properly, because of their own acid content. When you have any plants like this, it’s very simple to just collect pine needles to use in your bed. Cover the beds with a couple inches of needles and as they decompose, they will disperse acid to the soil.
The space you leave in between your plants is an important measurement when it comes to gardening. Do not underestimate the space that plants need to develop their root systems. You will need to provide this space to provide ample room and because you need air circulating to your garden. Plan accordingly and put an appropriate amount of distance between seeds.
Try not to let the chores associated to your organic garden build up. If you can’t get out in your garden every day, there are still a number of things you can do to keep things from falling into disarray during your absence. For example, if your family is cooking out on the grill, you could clear a few bunches of weeds between checking on the burgers.
After you have read the suggestions here, you will have a better idea of what you need in order to be an organic gardener. Keep learning more tricks and start practicing with a few plants. If you remember these tips, you can make the most of organic gardening methods.