There are so many natural alternatives available to you if you want to turn your garden organic. You only need to learn about them and implement them.
It is important to keep the temperature set between 65 and 75 degrees, if you wish to raise plants in the home. Warm temperatures encourage plant growth. Another option is the use heat lamps that will protect your organic plants.
It’s simple to quickly prepare your soil for the planting of a perennial garden. All you need to do is use a garden spade to slice under the turf, flip it over, then spread wood chips over the area about three to four inches deep. Let the area have about two weeks, then dig it and plan the new perennials.
Maximize your time by keeping your tools close. Large pockets or a sturdy bucket can be used to store tools. Keep your gloves, pruning shears, a hand spade and your other tools handy to quickly and easily do your garden maintenance.
When your seeds sprout, they will not be in need of the warmth they needed to germinate. Locate your plants further from your heat source as they mature. You should also remove plastic films that you had on your containers to keep the humidity and warmth out. Watch your seeds closely to know how to go about this.
You should add a two to three inch layer of organic mulch to your flower bed. Using this much mulch retards weed growth, locks in moisture, and ensures that your plants are well-nourished. It also adds a uniform and cohesive look to the garden.
Regular maintenance prevents your gardening tasks from becoming overwhelming and unappealing. Even if you’re to busy to focus on your garden’s needs each day, you could do small things that could prevent you from piling up work when you wish to work on your garden. You can pull a few weeds when you take your dog outside.
Your compost pile should contain green plants and dried ones in equal amounts. When you pull weeds from your garden, throw them in the compost. The same goes for vegetable trimmings and grass clippings. These are considered green materials. Dried plant materials are things like shredded newspaper, cardboard, sawdust, straw, and any cut up wood materials. Do not include charcoal, ashes, meat, carnivorous animal manure or diseased plants.
One odd but apparently useful tip for growing organic plants, is to lightly brush your plants with your fingers or a piece of cardboard 1-2 times a day. However odd this may sound, research shows that this touching encourages seedlings to grow better than they would without touching.
Brick, stone or untreated wood is great for building raised beds. If using wood, make sure it’s naturally rot resistant and untreated. Optimal wood choices that fit these criteria are locust, cypress, and cedar. In order to avoid toxic substances from getting into the ground and perhaps into your vegetables, avoid using treated wood to enclose or demarcate different sections of your vegetable garden. If you have used treated lumber, line your beds with plastic.
Take the season and weather conditions into account when determining how much water to give your plants. There are many variables of how much water your plants need including soil, light, and outdoor temperatures. In some cases, you can’t water because of climate issues. You can’t water the leave of your plants during humid, warm weather–it’ll promote the growth of leaf fungus. Water the plants root system thoroughly instead.
While any person can make a garden, the people who know what they are doing will get the best results. These tips on organic gardening are here to guide you on the right path.