There are many people who’d like to have their own organic garden, but not many take the time to actually create one. Fear of failure, given the great care and consideration that must go into it, often scare people away. Read this article for some tips and tricks you can use to break this challenge down into something you can handle and even enjoy.
One way to encourage an organic garden to be sustainable and healthy is to put aside a section to stay undeveloped, thus encouraging wildlife to approach it. The kind of birds and insects needed for pollination will be naturally present on your property and help with your organic garden.
Make sure you have your gardening tools near you, so you can maximize your gardening efficiency. Put them into a basket you carry with you, or use an apron with many pockets and hanging loops. Have gloves, shears, a trowel and anything else you need handy for quick use.
Use plastic bags to cover muddy gardening shoes. You will be able to go in and out without having to keep taking your shoes on and off.
Spacing is essential when planting an organic garden. You must think of how much room the plants will take up as they grow, and it easy to underestimate this. Plants don’t just need enough space for their physical size; they also need enough space for the air in your garden to circulate properly. Plant the plants appropriately when it comes to spacing the seeds.
You may find an old plastic laundry basket ideal for gathering vegetables from your garden. A laundry basket will act as a strainer for your produce. Rinse your produce while it lays in the basket; any excess water strains off through the laundry basket holes.
When composting lawn clippings, leaves, and other materials, it is best to add the same amount of green, freshly-cut material as you do dried material. Examples of green plant material are spent flowers, fruit and vegetable waste, grass clippings, weeds, and leaves. Examples of dried plant material are sawdust, shredded paper, straw, cut-up woody material, and cardboard. Never put meat in your compost or even the waste from your family pets. These can harbor diseases that won’t be killed by the composting process.
Killing weeds the natural way? Take newspapers and layer them for controlling weeds. Without exposure to the sun, weeds cannot thrive. The layers of newspaper over the weeds will block out the light and kill them. Newsprint also breaks down well, incorporating itself into the compost. Cover the newspaper with a thick layer of mulch for a more attractive look.
As long as you bear these tips in mind, you should feel more confident in your ability to cultivate a lush garden. You will enjoy wholesome fruits and vegetables fresh from your chemical-free garden.