It can be confusing to buy the right equipment and fully understand an organic garden. You can choose from many different seeds. The tips below will help you get started in growing an organic garden.
Your children will enjoy the experience of working with you in the organic garden. Growing a garden is a great way to teach your children about nature while allowing you to have time to bond with them.
Use this simple tip to get your perennial garden ready in a flash. You just need to use your garden spade for slicing underneath the turf, then flip it, and finally spread about three or four inch deep piles of wood chips. Give this area at least a few weeks, then you can dig into the area and plant the new perennials.
Once your seeds start sprouting, they do not need as much warmth as they needed before. Your seedlings should be moved away from any heat source. If you used plastic wrap to insulate your seedlings, you should now remove it. To know when it is time for this, keep a careful eye on your seeds.
Make the most of the time spent in your garden. It’s frustrating to search for a tool for a half hour. Get all of your tools together before you go into your garden, then place them in a safe spot when you are finished with them. Invest in a tool belt or wear pants that have lots of pockets.
Add used coffee grounds to your soil. Coffee grounds are full of nitrogenous nutrients that growing plants need. Nitrogen is generally a way to make your plants grow bigger, better and faster.
Consider solving your weed problem without the use of toxic chemicals. Put down old newspapers in several layers for controlling weeds. Weeds can only grow when there is adequate sunlight. The layers of newspaper over the weeds will block out the light and kill them. It’s easy for newspapers to break down over an extended period of time, making them great for compost. One way to enhance the appearance of your garden if you are using newspapers is to add an additional layer of mulch.
One unusual tip in organic gardening, is to “pet” your seedlings often. Use your hands or a piece of cardboard and lightly ruffle the seedling about one or two times a day. It may sound a little odd to do this, but there is actually proven research that shows this helps the plants grow.
If slugs are problematic in your garden, you can use an all-natural beer trap to do away with them. 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. Keep the jar filled with beer, up to about an inch from the top. Slugs are attracted to beer. They will crawl into the jar and be trapped.
As stated, organic gardening, and understanding the choices you have in terms of plants, can greatly affect your present and future dietary choices. Use the tips and advice presented here to get the most of your organic garden. It can be a source of pleasure for years to come.