You are committed to the idea of planting a garden that works well with the environment. Congratulations on making the right decision. The following tips and tricks will help prepare you for organic gardening success.
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. This is a great natural way to allow the insects and animals found in nature to assist with the growth of your garden.
Indoor plants have been bred over time to thrive in temperatures that are characteristic of a home. Most indoor plants like to be in about 70 degree temperatures, plus or minus 5 degrees. The temperature needs to remain steady and warm so the plants can grow. If you aren’t wanting your house to be this warm in the winter, you can use a heat lamp on the plants.
Your seeds, once they begin sprouting, don’t need the same amount of warmth as they did before. Remove plants from the heated environment once they begin growing. This also includes removing any plastic that you had covering the plant or container. Watch your seeds closely to know how to go about this.
When you are planning on growing a garden, you should think about the space you will need to provide a healthy growing area for your plants. Plants take up quite a bit of space as they grow, and it’s easy to underestimate just how much. Space is vital for your plants not only due to their literal physical size requirements but also because of how much room your garden needs for air circulation. Make sure that you map out your garden layout beforehand and place your seeds with an adequate amount of space in between each.
Do you want to kill weeds in a natural way? To control the growth of weeds, all you need is last week’s Sunday paper. Weeds need sun for growth, just like any other plant. The layers of newspaper over the weeds will block out the light and kill them. In time, the newspaper will decompose into the soil. If you want it to look better, just add a layer or two of much over top of the newspapers.
Build raised beds with untreated stone, brick or wood. If you choose wood, ensure that it has not been treated with a sealant or other chemicals. Several species of trees yield suitable wood. Locust, cypress, and cedar are among the more commonly used rot resitent woods. In a vegetable garden, never use treated wood, as the chemicals can leach out into the soil and food crops. If you must use treated wood, consider using a liner to keep chemicals out of the soil.
You will now be better prepared as you start pursuing organic gardening. No matter how comfortable you felt about the subject, you should be more so now. The advice you have received should get you well on your way to growing a lovely and productive organic garden.