Organic fruits and vegetables are both delicious and healthy, far surpassing normal supermarket produce. You could save money by growing your own fruits and vegetables instead of getting them from the store. Keep reading to learn how to get started with organic gardening.
If you are growing plants inside of your home, you need to keep the thermostat set to 65 to 75 degrees during the day. Plants need to be in an environment that is neither too warm nor too cool for them to grow. If you do not want to keep your home that warm during the winter months, you can get a heat lamp for the organic plants instead.
Planted flowers will benefit from organic materials that are built up to as much as three inches. This will help to inhibit weed growth, helps to lock in moisture, and adds needed nutrients to your organic garden. It also adds a uniform and cohesive look to the garden.
Make sure you have some plastic bags around so that you can cover any muddy gardening shoes you have. This lets you be able to return to the garden without interrupting your work.
Using coffee grounds as part of your soil mixture in your garden is often advised for healthy plants. The grounds contain essential nitrogen, which will benefit your plants in many ways. Nitrogen is a nutrient that will help your plants grow taller and bloom faster, so use those coffee grounds, extra compost, or diluted urea to make this happen.
Don’t let the chores for your organic garden pile up. Even if you can’t tend to your garden daily, you can do little things to help so that there is not a huge amount of work to be done when you are ready to get back to it. You can pull a few weeds when you take your dog outside.
Use an old laundry basket to bring your fresh produce in from the garden. This will be like a strainer for all your produce. While your freshly harvested fruits and vegetables are still in the basket, rinse them off and any excess water will run off through the laundry basket holes.
You can get rid of slugs with a simple beer trap. Bury a single glass jar with the open mouth level with your soil in the garden. Pour enough beer into the jar to fill it below an inch from the top. The slugs will be attracted to the beer and will end up being trapped within the confines of the jar.
Don’t settle for produce that is inferior. Apply what you’ve learned in this article today, and start growing your own produce.