Take the time to research the variety of all-natural methods that can hep your organic garden flourish. All that is needed from you to have a great organic garden is to learn what they are, and to put them into practice.
If you’re planning on gardening inside, the first thing you should consider is an adequate light source. Almost every type of plant you grow requires ample sunlight, so think about how much natural light you home receives or if you perhaps need to supplement with UV lamps. Using UV lamps is a great way to grow an organic garden anywhere.
Once your seeds have germinated they will not need to be kept as warm as before. Your seedlings should be moved away from any heat source. Also take any plastic films off of your containers, so you can keep the warmth and humidity out. Watch your seeds closely to find the right time to do this.
Try to keep plastic bags on hand to cover shoes that are muddy. This way, you can get in and out quickly, and get back to work in the garden.
Pine is a wonderful mulch so do not discard the idea. There are some plants that thrive in acidic soil. If you have these plants in your garden, keep them healthy by using pine needles as mulch. Cover your beds with two inches of needles; acid will be dispersed into the soil as they decompose.
Spacing is one important factor in gardening. People often underestimate how much space plants will need when once they’re grown. This will give you enough room to work around your garden without smashing any plants. Plan accordingly and put an appropriate amount of distance between seeds.
Try to work in your garden at least a short time each day. No matter what your schedule is like, you should be able to fit in small things that will help you avoid having an overwhelming amount of work all at once. For example, pull a few weeds if you’re outside and waiting for your dog to finish his business.
Include both green and dry plant refuse in your compost. Green plant mulches include everything from fresh grass clippings, to unwanted vegetables, to recently pulled weeds. Dried plant matter, on the other hand, includes shredded paper, used wood chips and straw. Avoid using animal manure, charcoal or diseased plants in your compost.
If you have recently planted seeds in your organic garden, you should regularly aerate the soil by using your hands to gently sift it. While it might sound strange, research has shown that this method can increase the size of your plants.
Construct raised flower beds of brick, stone, or wood. If you choose wood, ensure that it has not been treated with a sealant or other chemicals. Excellent choices are cedar, locust and cypress. In a vegetable garden, never use treated wood, as the chemicals can leach out into the soil and food crops. 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.
Anyone can have a garden, but it takes knowledge to have a productive and healthy one. Put this advice to work for you.