Application of correct organic gardening tips and products will shine through in the quality of your garden. It reflects a sincere desire on your part to create healthy plants and to see them reach their full potential. This is something that is admirable. However, there are always ways to learn new skills, and hone your existing ones. Below are some tips to help.
When working in the garden, try to work as efficiently as possible. Don’t waste your time by looking all over for your 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. Even something like a carpenter’s tool belt or some cargo jeans work well to keep tools organized.
When developing your compost pile, use equal measures of dried and green material. Garden wastes, such as grass clippings, are classified as green materials. You can add dried plants by throwing straw, shredded paper, woody materials and cardboard on your pile. Your compost pile should never contain meat, ashes or charcoal.
Use a beer trap to get rid of unwanted pests, like slugs. To create a beer trap, dig a hole in your garden that is the depth of a glass jar, leaving the mouth of the jar level with the soil. Next, fill the jar with beer until there is only one inch left below the mouth of the jar. Slugs will be attracted by the beer and fall into the jar.
If you want to sell your crops, you should become a certified organic gardener. That way, you will realize greater sales volume and demonstrate the value of your produce to potential and returning customers.
Adjust your watering to the season and climate. Knowing how much to water your plants can be a difficult task. You will want to look into various things, such as time of day, quality of water and type of soil. Overzealous watering in an already humid climate can lead to leaf fungus. A better method is to water the root system only.
Use mulch to enhance the health of your soil. The mulch will protect the soil underneath it. On hot days, mulch will offer protection to a plant’s root system by cooling the soil. This will ensure your soil stays moist by reducing the time in which it evaporates. It is also very good at controlling the weeds.
Over-watering your plants is not healthy because too much water may inhibit the roots from getting nutrients out of the soil. You should always check the weather forecast, in advance, for chances of rainfall before you water the plants. You may be able to skip watering because of the pending weather.
One thing that sets organic gardening apart from conventional gardening is that commercial pesticides are not used. While this is great, you still need to check your produce for any bugs or other pests.
You are now equipped with some knowledge and new skills to apply to an organic garden of your own. You are ready to start your own garden. The tips above will help you to improve your organic garden. You might even have learned something you hadn’t known before to use in your organic garden.