A lot of people become interested in organic gardening due to worry about long-term, poisonous effects of pesticides and commercial fertilizers on the environment and their personal health. A lot of techniques for organic gardening actually don’t cost a lot of money. Read on for some advice about how to work in your organic garden.
When it’s autumn, it’s time to start planting all of your fall edibles. Why not plant lettuce and kale inside a hollowed-out pumpkin? Slice a hole around the stem, and pull the pumpkin top out. Then remove the guts and use Wilt-Pruf to cover the insides and prevent rot. When you finish this, you can plant!
When you are mowing your lawn do not cut it too closely to the dirt. If you leave your grass a bit longer, the roots can grow deeper. This results in a lawn that is stronger and less likely to dry out. The shorter the grass is, the shorter the roots are, which leads to a dry lawn.
Vegetables in a garden need to have at least six hours of sun every day in order to thrive. Proper sunlight is a prerequisite for proper growth. This also rings true for some of the flowers.
If your soil has a problem with high alkaline levels, mixing in some coffee grounds that have been used is a great solution. Coffee grounds contain plenty of acid to get the soil back to a good balance. Balanced soil will produce more flavorful, crisp vegetables and greens.
Mint is a very tasty herb that has a tendency to run wild in the garden if not kept in check. Keep the growth under control by growing them in a large gardening pot instead. You can plant the container into the soil if you want to, but the container will restrict the roots, and make sure that the plant doesn’t run rampant in your garden.
Start your garden by planting seed in small pots. It’s better for the environment to begin from seed. It’s better for your garden, in particular, because transplants have high failure rates; whereas, sprouting a seed and growing a plant in the same conditions is better. Additionally, it’s better for the environment, because the plastic pots used by most greenhouses are generally not recycled and are cluttering landfills.
It is important to follow the instructions on your chemicals and tools closely, especially if you are new to gardening. Irritation of the skin or even more serious injuries are possible if you ignore manufacturer’s directions. Protect your plants and yourself by knowing how to correctly use all of your gardening implements.
Grow heather so that you can attract useful insects. Bees will go straight for these plants in the spring. If your heather bed is undisturbed, as it would be in nature, many beneficial insects will make it their home. With this knowledge at hand, it is in your best interest to wear gloves when tending the heather.
Applying the knowledge you learned here to your garden will help ensure you have a thriving, toxin-free garden of your very own. When your garden works with nature, you will also be able to notice an increase in the number of wildlife inhabiting your garden.