Vegetables and fresh fruits that have been grown organically are far superior in taste and nutrition than ordinary produce on the market. Why not consider producing your own organically grown produce? This article will show you how to plan an organic garden right in your own yard.
If you plant things in your organic garden during the winter, construct a garden tent using materials you can find around the house. You can stick old bean poles into the four corners of your beds. You should then throw a few old sheets over them. Be sure to use bricks on the edges to hold them down. This is a cheap method of building a tent to ensure that you save your crops during the winter.
You should add mulch to your garden and flowerbed using at least three inches of organic material. The mulch retains moisture, enriches the soil, and prevents weeds from growing. Mulch also makes your garden appear neat and well cared for.
Use several inches of organic materials for mulch in your flower beds. A thick layer of mulch will prevent weeds, reduce watering needs and fertilize your garden. Your flower beds should also look beautiful all year long.
One of the more rewarding hobbies is organic gardening. This kind of gardening keeps you more involved in planting, cultivating and harvesting, giving you a clearer picture of the entire life cycle of each plant.
Be aware of spacing considerations when you are first planting your organic garden. You will most likely underestimate how much space plants will need as they grow. This will give you enough room to work around your garden without smashing any plants. Make sure your seeds have a good amount of space between each other for optimal growth.
If your organic garden is infested with aphids, break out the soapy water to get rid of them for good. Make a solution of water and mild dish washing liquid, and spray the whole plant, covering the stems, leaves and buds. Wash the solution off with a light hosing of clear water.
Organic gardening is a relatively new term but the methods used have been around for centuries. It was how gardening was done for most of the history of cultivation. The Indians taught the pilgrims that putting fish alongside the seeds that were in the ground would help their plants grow. A compost pile using leftover food and waste can provide the natural fertilizer for your garden. Having a compost lets you reduce the amount of trash you produce, recycle more and help your garden.
If you’d like to create a raised bed, use materials like brick, stone, or untreated wood. If you choose to use wood, see to it that it’s untreated and that it can resist rotting. Cypress, locust and cedar are all very good choices. If you use treated wood in your vegetable garden, the chemicals in the wood can make their way into the soil, and in turn, to your crops. If you have used treated lumber, line your beds with plastic.
Leaves make a great organic compost that you can mix with soil. This is because leaves decompose, so you give your plants a healthy organic compost full of nutrients to help your plants grow. You will discover that this is a wonderful, free way to start getting compost for your garden.
It’s simple to lay a new perennial bed. Use a spade to dig up some soil, flip the soil over, and finally, sprinkle around 3-4 inches of wood chips on the soil. Wait two weeks or so, and then you are ready to jump right in with digging and planting.
Don’t buy any more low-quality produce from the supermarket. Apply what you’ve learned in this article today, and start growing your own produce.