Taking the time to use good gardening practices really shows in the end. It reflects a sincere desire on your part to create healthy plants and to see them reach their full potential. This is extremely laudable. As with anything, there is always room for improvement. The following tips can assist you.
Allow your children to actively participate in planting your organic garden. Gardens are a wonderful place for kids to learn, and working side by side with them can strengthen the bond that you have.
One way to help your organic garden thrive is to leave an undeveloped area that is conducive to the wildlife around your area. A natural area will allow beneficial birds and insects, many of which pollinate plants, to live on your property and help your garden grow stronger.
If you are growing plants inside of your home, you need to keep the thermostat set to 65 to 75 degrees during the day. The plants need this temperature in order to effectively grow. If you wish to keep your house cooler than that, you may want to use a heat lamp just for the plants.
Your seeds, once they begin sprouting, don’t need the same amount of warmth as they did before. Take your plants out of the heat once they start to grow. If you used plastic wrap to insulate your seedlings, you should now remove it. Keep an eye on your seeds in order to know when you should do this.
For some plants, pine needles makes an ideal mulch. There are many common acidic plants that prefer acidic soil. For such plants, pine needles function both as a handy mulch and as a soil amendment to lower the pH. Spread a few inches of pine needles on your organic beds so that it will put the acid into your soil.
Space is important to remember when planting an organic garden. You can easily underestimate how much space the plants need until they begin to grow. This will give you enough room to work around your garden without smashing any plants. Think ahead and give each plant room for expansion, by properly spacing the seeds.
Try using untreated stone, brick, or wood to create a raised bed. Be sure to use wood that is naturally resistant to rotting and that has not been treated. Some good choices you might consider are locust, cedar, and cypress. Don’t use treated wood in a garden for vegetables because the chemicals contained in them can leak into the ground. You may have previously used treated lumber; if so, you should use a plastic liner to cover it.
You now have your garden tools, seeds and supplies needed to skillfully grow an organic garden, using the tips given here. That’s wonderful! The basic tips provided here will give you a good start in building your own body of knowledge as you work. Hopefully, you’ve learned things that will help make your organic garden beautiful.