Chances are, you’ve probably at least heard, if not seen, organic foods at some point. It is fairly easy to see which foods are organic. You can see it on their labels, as well as in their higher prices. Use the tips offered here to learn more about organic gardening.
Involve the whole family in your gardening hobby; children find growing things to be very interesting. Gardens are terrific teaching tools for kids, and provide great opportunities for interaction, growth, and instruction on healthy living.
Try to put an aspirin in the water to get rid of plant diseases. To add the aspirin to the plant, dissolve about one tablet and a half into approximately two gallons of fresh water. You can just spray this on them to fight disease. Apply at three week intervals.
Keep the temperature in your home between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, if you are keeping or growing any kind of plant in your house. This level of heat is required in order for plants to grow. If this is a little too warm for your house, grow your organic plants under a heat lamp.
Spend your time working efficiently in your organic garden. Do not waste your time looking for tools. Have all of tools you will need for the day before you head out your garden. When you are finished, put them away neatly for the next time. Invest in a tool belt or wear pants that have lots of pockets.
Have plastic bags on hand to put over dirty gardening shoes. Having these available lets you keep your flow in movement, and helps you return to your gardening fast so you can finish up your day.
Do not let your gardening chores add up. Even if you end up being too busy to do garden chores every day, do small tasks that will help you avoid having to do large tasks when you finally do have time. For example, snatch out a weed or two whenever you pass by the garden, such as when you take your dog out for a potty break.
Use an old laundry basket to collect your produce. The basket will make a great strainer when you wash your vegetables. Rinse your crops while in the laundry basket to strain the excess water.
When creating a compost pile, use dried plant materials and green plants in equal parts. Examples of green plant material are spent flowers, fruit and vegetable waste, grass clippings, weeds, and leaves. The leaves you rake in the fall, straw, sawdust and the like are dry material. Avoid ashes, meat, charcoal and diseased plants in your compost.
Consider solving your weed problem without the use of toxic chemicals. A good thick layer of newspaper can be laid down to control weeds. Weeds need sun for growth, just like any other plant. If the weeds have already sprouted, you can place the newspapers over them and they will die due to lack of sunlight. Newspapers also decompose fairly quickly, and mix with your garden soil. You can then add a mulch layer right on top so that it looks more attractive.
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.