More people are turning to organic gardening as a hobby and a way to get food. By following some simple advice, you can get started in the interesting world of gardening in just a little time. Continue reading to uncover a number of effective tips for growing an organic garden you can be proud of.
The ideal temperature to set your thermostat for indoor plants is between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit during the daylight hours. In order to encourage proper growth, they will need that warmth. Another option is the use heat lamps that will protect your organic plants.
After your seeds begin to sprout, it is not as important to keep them warm. It’s important to move the plants away from any heat source as they grow larger. Also take any plastic films off of your containers, so you can keep the warmth and humidity out. Observe your seeds carefully so that you can make these changes as soon as they start sprouting.
Add three inches of mulch to your flower beds. Using this much mulch retards weed growth, locks in moisture, and ensures that your plants are well-nourished. As an added bonus, a nice mulch can help make your garden look more finished.
Be sure your new compost pile contains roughly the same proportion of dried and green plants. Green plant mulches include everything from fresh grass clippings, to unwanted vegetables, to recently pulled weeds. Dried plant material consists of sawdust, shredded paper, cardboard, straw, and cut-up and dried wood material. Diseased plants, meat and fire-waste like charcoal or ashes should not be placed in your compost pile.
You can kill weeds naturally. You can easily control weeds by using layered sheets of newspaper. Weeds cannot grow without light. When you put newspaper over them, they suffocate from lack of sunlight. Newspapers easily break down over a period of time, and eventually become a portion of the compost. You can then add a mulch layer right on top so that it looks more attractive.
If you are building a raised bed utilize stone, brick or wood that is untreated. If you choose to use wood, make sure it is naturally rot resistant and untreated. Good choices are cedar, locust and cypress. Take care to avoid wood that has been chemically treated when your garden will hold vegetables, since unknown substances in the wood can make their way into your future food. If you have some space treated wood, you can still use it, however, be sure to line it with some type of barrier like plastic sheeting.
It just takes some time and patience to be able to grow a good organic garden. Apply the advice of this article, and enjoy the many benefits an organic garden can offer you. It doesn’t matter what you are growing, these tips can help you be successful.