Starting an organic garden is a smart step in creating a healthier diet. It does require some effort, in order to grow, though. Perhaps you are hesitating about where to begin.
Your seeds, once they begin sprouting, don’t need the same amount of warmth as they did before. Remove plants from the heated environment once they begin growing. If you used plastic wrap to insulate your seedlings, you should now remove it. Keep an eye on your seeds in order to know when you should do this.
Cover your muddy shoes with plastic bags. This helps the flow keep going so that you can get into the garden quickly to finish what you’re doing.
Remember to plan for adequate spacing when you first lay out an organic garden. People often underestimate how much space plants will need when once they’re grown. Air circulation and room to grow is important for any plant. Plan your organic garden while keeping this in mind, and space your seeds accordingly, when planting.
Regular maintenance prevents your gardening tasks from becoming overwhelming and unappealing. You may not have a lot of time to exclusively devote to your gardening hobby, but you can make the most of the time you do have. Try pulling a few weeds from the garden while your dogs are out doing their business.
A rule of thumb followed by many planters is to bury the seeds in soil to a depth of around three times the diameter of the actual seed. There are some seeds, however, that you should not cover at all, since they need sunlight to germinate. Ageratum and petunias fall into this category. If you’re not sure if your seeds need sunlight, you can find out online or through the seeds’ package.
For the best results when growing an organic garden, you should shake your seeds up a little bit. After planted, make sure you agitate the seeds at least twice daily, using your fingers or even a Popsicle stick. This may sound strange, but research has proven that doing this will help your plants grow bigger than if they were not petted at all.
Use a beer trap to get rid of unwanted pests, like slugs. First, place a glass canning jar in the soil, burying it until the mouth is even with the surface of the soil. Keep the jar filled with beer, up to about an inch from the top. Beer is especially attractive to slugs; they will lured to it and trapped.
While organic gardening costs more and requires more effort, the produce that will come out of your garden will be healthier for you. While chemical pesticides and fertilizers may claim to do great things for your garden, organic methods will give you the best crops possible.
In conclusion, creating and maintaining an organic garden requires hard work, effort and research. In addition, it’s true that you must be consistent if you want to see results. Keep the tips offered in mind and you can see more success.