You can take organic gardening as a hobby, or as a science. Use the tips presented here to make the most out of your earth friendly organic garden.
Ward off certain diseases that plague plants with the use of aspirin. You will need 2 gallons of water and one and one half aspirin mixed together for a wonderful add-on to your plants. All you need to do is spray the plants with the solution in order to battle common ailments. Use this method to spray your plants every three weeks.
Use this simple tip to get your perennial garden ready in a flash. Take your spade and work up a thin layer of soil. Turn that soil over, then spread a few inches of wood chips on the newly turned area. Let this sit for a couple weeks, next dig into it to plant your new plants.
When developing your compost pile, use equal measures of dried and green material. Examples of good green material to use for compost include grass clippings, flowers, leaves, and weeds. Dry materials, like sawdust, cut up wood pieces, cardboard, straw and shredded paper are good for your compost pile. Certain substances will undermine your composting efforts and cancel out any benefits; these include meat, charcoal, ash or plants that have diseases or fungal growths.
Do you want to kill weeds in a natural way? Put down old newspapers in several layers for controlling weeds. Weeds require sunlight to continue growing. If you put a thick layer of newspaper on them, weeds will not be able to get light or air, and they will die! Newspapers tend to break down into compost nicely. Add a layer of mulch on top to make it look more attractive!
When you are growing seedlings in your organic garden, lightly brush over them using your hand up to twice a day. However odd this may sound, research shows that this touching encourages seedlings to grow better than they would without touching.
If slugs are a problem in your garden, use a beer trap to kill them naturally. Get a clean, empty glass jar to use as a trap. Bury it with its mouth facing upwards. Keep putting dirt over the jar until the mouth is at the surface of your garden. Fill the jar with beer within one inch of the top. Slugs are attracted by the beer and won’t be able to exit the jar once they enter.
Organic gardening is a more involved form of gardening than is often realized. Every time you enjoy your vegetables, fruits, flowers or just take a satisfying glance around your garden, you’ll realize that all your efforts have been worth it. By applying the advice of the preceding paragraphs, you’ll set sail for a beautiful organic gardening horizon.