Many people get into organic gardening since they fear the toxic effects of commercial pesticides and fertilizers, both on the environment and their health. Also, organic gardening is quite cheap on the whole. Here are some strategies to aid you in becoming a good organic gardener.
Consider planting strawberries, especially ones that are everbearing, for your garden if you have small children. Kids delight in the idea of growing things and seeing how things change over time. Explain every step to your child and he or she will hang on to your every word.
Add aspirin to your plants to help them fight sickness. Dissolve aspirin (1.5 pills per 2 gallons of water) in a bucket and administer to your plants. You can easily spray the plans with this concoction to help them fight of disease. Your plants should be sprayed one time each three weeks.
If you plan to raise organic plants inside, you need to think about how much light they will get. If your home does not let in sufficient light, then consider getting plants that thrive in low-light situations. If you do and this does not help, consider investing in some grow-lights.
After your seeds begin to sprout, it is not as important to keep them warm. You can begin to move them further from the heat source as they become seedlings. If you have plastic films on your containers, remove them. Observe your seeds carefully so that you can make these changes as soon as they start sprouting.
It never hurts to keep a few bags around the house to protect your floors from dirty gardening shoes. This way, you can get in and out quickly, and get back to work in the garden.
Coffee grounds are a great addition to soil. Coffee grounds add many nitrogenous nutrients to the soil that will benefit your plants. Your plants will really bloom if they get the nitrogen they need from coffee grounds or compost or diluted urea.
Paying attention to spacing is important. You must think of how much room the plants will take up as they grow, and it easy to underestimate this. Plants need room for physical growth and for the air to circulate within the soil. Because of this, you should always take the time to ensure that there’s enough distance between all your seeds.
Once you start to actually apply what you learned from this article you can start growing a prosperous and healthy organic garden in your own back yard for the future. When your garden is working with nature, you can also expect to see an increase in the amount of wildlife that inhabits your garden.