Organic gardening has so many possibilities as to what you can use, do, and how you can apply it to your own personal organic garden. Why not take advantage of having a unique garden and create your own organic gardening techniques that work for you and only you? This article can help you start.
Properly lay your sod. You want to prepare the soil before you lay down the sod. Remove the weeds, then break up the soil into fine tilth. Lightly, but firmly compress the soil, making certain it is flat. Be sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Stagger your sod so that each joint offsets from joints in adjacent rows. Cut away extra sod and save it to fill in gaps you may create later. The sod requires water on a daily basis for two weeks, then the roots will have taken hold and ready to be walked on.
Choosing a tree. When buying a container-grown tree, remove it from the pot and examine the roots. Don’t buy a tree that is pot-bound with a mass of congested roots, or one that has roots growing out of the holes in the bottom of the pot. Make sure that the container has been thoroughly watered, and check for any yellowing leaves or dead branches.
To maximize your enjoyment out of your garden plant a variety of plants. The same old will get full and boring and you may out of boredom end up neglecting your garden. By planting a variety you will ensure that you remain interested and as a bonus it will be far prettier.
Transform the handles of your tools into convenient measuring devices. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes, and shovels can be converted into handy measuring sticks. Simply lay the handles out on the floor and run a measuring tape next to them. Mark your distances with a permanent marker. Now you will always possess a large ruler ready for your use in the garden.
Store your seeds well. If you do not store your seeds properly, they will not last long. A great place to store your seeds in a dark spot that is cool and has low humidity. You could even use a refridgerator. You can use zip bags to hold the seeds themselves.
An excellent way to store the goodies from a homegrown garden is to freeze them in small batches. Using small sealable plastic bags and cutting small amounts of fresh vegetables every few days will help store the extras from the garden. Just bag and toss in the freezer and the packets can be added at any time to soups and pastas year round.
Isn’t creating your own personal organic gardening techniques a lot of fun? As you have seen in this article, there are a lot of ways this can be done and no two techniques will yield the same results. There are also lots of customizable options that can work with your organic garden and budget.