Chances are you have probably heard about or seen organic foods in your local grocery store. You know which items are organic. They have different packaging and cost tons more. In this article, we will offer your some essential gardening tips that can help you to save more by growing organic products at home.
Organic gardening is a safe hobby to share with your children. Gardening helps your children learn about biological processes and serves as a social activity that helps the family grow closer while eating healthier.
If you want to get children in on the fun, plant a few strawberries, everbearing if possible. Kids really enjoy plucking snacks directly from the ground, and may have greater enthusiasm for the work if they see the results of their labor right away.
If you’re thinking about growing your own organic garden, then you might want to consider keeping a bit of your property undeveloped; this way wildlife can flourish. Your cultivated garden spaces will benefit from the various insects and wildlife that will inhabit and pollinate the undeveloped space.
Paying attention to spacing is important. It’s common to not think about how much space a plant will need once it’s full grown, and you don’t want to crowd your garden. 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. Plan your organic garden while keeping this in mind, and space your seeds accordingly, when planting.
Green Plant Material
Use equal parts dried and green plant material for your own compost. Grass clippings, vegetable and fruit leftovers, and grass clippings are all examples of green plant material. Dried plant materials are things like shredded newspaper, cardboard, sawdust, straw, and any cut up wood materials. Certain substances will undermine your composting efforts and cancel out any benefits; these include meat, charcoal, ash or plants that have diseases or fungal growths.
As a good general practice, you should make sure to plant your seeds three seed-widths deep into their containers. Some seeds shouldn’t be covered and must be in sunlight at all times. Two common examples of this type of seed are ageratum and petunias. When in doubt about whether a seed requires direct sun exposure, you can find lots of information online or on the seed packaging itself.
If slugs are disrupting the balance of your garden, you can diminish their population by using a beer trap. Bury a canning jar so that the open mouth and the soil top are level. Fill this jar up with beer almost entirely. Slugs will be attracted to the beer and find themselves trapped.
If you need to prove to customers that your produce is legitimately organic, you can become certified as an organic grower. Having certification will increase your sales and verify to your customers that what you are selling is the best produce available.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.