As the organic movement gains momentum, increasing numbers of people are being attracted to holistic lifestyles. People who live this kind of lifestyle usually grow herbs and plants to enjoy the health benefits of this vegetation; they must be grown organically. Check out the helpful organic growth tricks listed below.
If you have children, plant strawberries, especially everbearing strawberries, in your organic garden. Kids are quite eager to pick fruit from a garden, and will help with the planting if they get a nice snack out of it at the end.
To keep your houseplants happy during the day, your thermostat should be set anywhere between 65 and 75 degrees. Young plants need a temperature within that specific range to grow. If this is a little too warm for your house, grow your organic plants under a heat lamp.
If you want to start a small organic garden indoors, evaluate the amount of natural light that is present. If your windows are small or receive little light due to their positioning, a plant that requires little sunlight will be more comfortable and healthy. If you simply must have a plant that has higher requirements for sunlight, you can use indoor UV lamps.
Having a garden of perennials can be an easy and quick process. Only a garden spade and woods chips are necessary. To prepare the garden, slice out sheets of turf using the spade, and flip the turf upside down. Then, cover the newly turned soil with wood chips, approximately three inches deep. Let the area have about two weeks, then dig it and plan the new perennials.
Pine needles make a great organic mulch. There are some plants that thrive in acidic soil. For such plants, pine needles function both as a handy mulch and as a soil amendment to lower the pH. Cover the plots with pine needles. As the pine needles decay, they’ll raise the soil’s acidity.
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. This will sound a bit strange. However, it has been proven to cause plants to grow larger.
If slugs are disrupting the balance of your garden, you can diminish their population by using a beer trap. Get a clean, empty glass jar to use as a trap. Bury it with its mouth facing upwards. Keep putting dirt over the jar until the mouth is at the surface of your garden. Pour beer into the jar until it is an inch from the top. Slugs will be attracted to the beer and fall into the jar.
Gather together as many tips and tricks for improving your organic garden as possible. The more you have, the more knowledge you can potentially gain. The tips in this article are just a jumping off point for you.