A healthy diet can get a real kick start from having an organic garden, but understanding organic gardening itself can prove complex. There is a diversity of seeds that are suitable for organic gardening as well. Keep reading for insight on what is best suited for the garden of your dreams.
One way to help your organic garden thrive is to leave an undeveloped area that is conducive to the wildlife around your area. This is a great natural way to allow the insects and animals found in nature to assist with the growth of your garden.
Having a garden of perennials can be an easy and quick process. Turn over the soil in your garden so it will be soft and easy to plant before spreading wood chips around your garden. Let the area sit for a fortnight, then turn the earth and set up your new perennial bed.
Keep your garden tools close at hand to make the most of your gardening time. For example, you could use an over-sized tote bag or an apron with multiple pockets. Keep all of the tools you use and your gloves handy and will help you work more efficiently.
Avoid allowing chores in your organic garden stack up. While you may not be able to spend time in the garden on a daily basis, there are still many things you can do to keep things from snowballing out of control. For example, if you have a dog, pull a few weeds while you are outdoors with the dog. Over time, you keep your garden weed free without adding any additional time on to your day.
Include both green and dry plant refuse in your compost. You can use all types of green material in your compost pile, including cut grass, dead flowers, fruit peels and cores, and much more. You can add dried plants by throwing straw, shredded paper, woody materials and cardboard on your pile. Never use ashes, meat, charcoal, diseased plants or carnivorous animal manure in your compost pile.
Killing weeds the natural way? Layer sheets of newspaper on the surface of areas where you are trying to control weeds. Without exposure to the sun, weeds cannot thrive. Newspapers placed atop weeds will starve them from light and they will eventually die. Newspapers also decompose fairly quickly, and mix with your garden soil. Covering the newspaper with mulch will help your garden to be more pleasing to the eye.
Use a beer trap to get rid of unwanted pests, like slugs. Start by burying a wide-mouth jar in the soil, ensuring that the rim of the jar is just at the soil’s surface. Next, fill the jar with beer until there is only one inch left below the mouth of the jar. Slugs are attracted to beer. They will crawl into the jar and be trapped.
As was stated previously, growing your own organic garden can have an unbelievably positive effect on your eating habits, especially when you understand the sheer number of varying plants it is possible to grow. Use what you learned above to help your whole family prosper with great nutritional food that you grow in your very own organic garden.