If you want to embrace a healthier lifestyle that includes a nutritious diet, organic gardening is the way to go. Much patience and effort are required though, in order to produce a successful and flourishing organic garden. This probably has you wondering where to start your own garden.
It is more rewarding to have an organic garden even though it is often more work. Although chemical fertilizers and pesticides can offer impressive claims, choosing the organic route will always yield the best food in the end.
You need to make a bed that is efficient for your plants. Start off by getting under the grass using a spade. Once that is done, turn it over and cover with about three to four inches of mulch. After a few weeks, you can cut in it and plant.
Make certain to learn what to look for when purchasing the plants you wish to include in the organic garden you will cultivate. This holds very true when you are buying perennials and annuals. You must see to it that you get the budded ones and not the ones that are blooming. Buying them this way ensures that the root system will grow strong in your organic garden.
A terrific way to fertilize your plants in the garden is by creating compost of your own. An easy way to start creating compost is to start a small worm bin for composting. Layer your compost bin with shredded newspaper, a little garden soil, kitchen scraps, and red wiggler worms. Don’t add meat scraps, as they can attract rats.
If you are having problems with aphids in the organic garden then you should try using good “old fashioned” water that is soapy, which may be the trick you are looking for to solve the predicament you are in. You just need to spray the plants buds, stems, and leaves with your soapy water solution and make sure you follow that with a spray of some clean water.
An old laundry basket makes a great way to gather your harvest. It makes a great strainer for your vegetables. Rinse your crops while in the laundry basket to strain the excess water.
If you have children, plant strawberries, especially everbearing strawberries, in your organic garden. Your children will enjoy being able to pick strawberries and will be ready to help you if they can get something sweet to eat.
Using aspirin water will help your plants fight diseases. Your plants can benefit from a solution you can make by dissolving one and one-half aspirins into a couple of gallons of water. Spray the plants with the aspirin water to assist plants in battling disease. Use this solution once in every three-week period.
When gardening, you should know all the different things that you can utilize. Try to use natural and organic alternatives rather than common chemical fertilizers. Compost works great for this. One advantage to using organic gardening methods as opposed to non-organic methods is that non-organic methods have a small chance of reducing soil quality or poisoning the water table.
At least 3″ of organic mulch should be added to the flower beds and garden. This will add nutrients to your soil, keep it moist, stop the growth of weeds and keep the garden looking beautiful.
As you are aware now, there is homework to be done and energy to be expended in setting up a real organic garden. It is also important to understand that positive results require continued work; your efforts will not be a one time only thing. Hopefully this article has you well prepared for your endeavor into the relaxing and productive world of organic gardening.