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.
Allow your children to actively participate in planting your organic garden. The benefits for your children will be a closer bond with nature and an understanding of where food comes from.
Young children will love it if you plant strawberries that bear continually, and organic gardens are the perfect place to do it. Small kids enjoy picking fruit themselves out of a garden. Because of this, they’ll be more likely to provide you with some assistance in your garden if they feel like they’re receiving something out of it.
Prepare the ground for a perennial garden quickly and easily. With a garden spade, slice under the dirt then flip it over. Next, spread out wood chips several inches deep. Allow for at least 10 days to pass, then plant the perennials that you just purchased.
Take your seedlings and saplings to a cooler spot once they are established. Remove plants from the heated environment once they begin growing. Plastic films should be removed on the containers, as that helps to keep out humidity and warmth. Watch your seeds closely to know how to go about this.
Tuck away some plastic grocery bags and use them to slip over your muddy boots. You will save time and be back in the garden much more quickly by doing this.
One odd but apparently useful tip for growing organic plants, is to lightly brush your plants with your fingers or a piece of cardboard 1-2 times a day. That may sound like a silly thing to do, but it’s been proven to help plants grow larger than they would otherwise.
Try using untreated stone, brick, or wood to create a raised bed. If you choose wood, ensure that it has not been treated with a sealant or other chemicals. Cypress, locust and cedar are all very good choices. In a vegetable garden, never use treated wood, as the chemicals can leach out into the soil and food crops. If you already have treated lumber in use, line it with some plastic and replace the soil near it.
After reading these tips, you can begin to understand what it takes to become a great organic gardener. There are many resources available; you just have to learn how to find and use them. If you keep this information in mind, you should be able to grow a great organic garden in no time.