You can take organic gardening as a hobby, or as a science. If you want to be a great organic gardener, follow these hints.
If you like the concept of organic gardening, then why not take it one step further by leaving some of your land undeveloped for the area’s wildlife? You will then find that the wildlife that can help you create a garden that can flourish become present; from birds to insects, they’ll be around your garden and help your produce grow better.
To make the most of your time in the garden, you should store all of your tools and implements in a close, accessible location. You can wear an apron or pants that have a lot of pockets, or use a big bucket or can. You will be much more productive if you can quickly get to your spade, pruning shears, trowel and watering can.
When your plants begin to sprout, they can survive in somewhat cooler temperatures. Remove plants from the heated environment once they begin growing. You should also remove plastic films that you had on your containers to keep the humidity and warmth out. Keep a close watch on your seeds to know when to do this.
Pine is a surprisingly good source of mulch. Certain plants are acidic, and thrive in acidic soil. If you have acid loving plants, use pine needles as a mulch. Simply add a layer of pine needles a couple of inches deep to the plant beds. The needles will decompose over time and provide the soil with acidity.
Don’t let your organic gardening tasks stack up for very long. You may not have a lot of time to exclusively devote to your gardening hobby, but you can make the most of the time you do have. For example, snatch out a weed or two whenever you pass by the garden, such as when you take your dog out for a potty break.
Use equal parts of green and dried plant material in your compost pile. Add grass clippings, waste from fruits and vegetables, leaves, and weeds for the green materials in your compost pile. Dried plant material includes straw, sawdust, shredded paper, cardboard, and dried and cut-up woody material. Don’t include ashes, diseased plants, charcoal meat, or carnivorous animal waste.
If you are starting your seedlings out in small containers, you should use a layer of potting soil that is three times as deep as the size of a single seed. Certain seeds are an exception to that rule, since they require sunlight to germinate, so they should be barely covered or not at all. Some of these seeds are petunias and ageratum. The directions for how to handle the seeds will usually be found on the seed’s package. You can also find this information online.
Clearly, organic gardening is a more voluminous subject than is commonly known. While creating a lovely organic garden takes a lot of effort, the results are more than worth the work. Use this information and you will be in great shape for bettering yourself in terms of organic gardening knowledge.