Chances are, you’ve probably at least heard, if not seen, organic foods at some point. Distinguishing which foods are organic is really quite simple. They are usually packaged differently and often are marked up considerably. Read on to learn some great tips about how to start an organic garden of your own and yield some amazing and healthy foods for your dinner table.
Add aspirin to your plants to help them fight sickness. To add the aspirin to the plant, dissolve about one tablet and a half into approximately two gallons of fresh water. Spray the plants with the aspirin water to assist plants in battling disease. Spray them once about every three weeks.
If you’re growing plants indoors, keep your thermostat around 65 or 75 degrees daily. The temperature needs to be this warm so they are able to grow. If you want to save money on gas bills in the winter, you can provide local heating for the plants with a heat lamp instead.
Keep your gardening tools close by to maximize gardening efficiency. Wear pants with multiple pockets or use a toolbox or large bucket. Have shears, a trowel, gloves and other commonly used garden tools portable and easy to access.
After sprouting occurs, you will not need to keep seeds as warm. You should move your sprouted plants farther from the heat when they are past the sprouting stage. Make sure you remember to remove any plastic films that were on the plant containers to repel humidity and warmth. Watch the seeds so you can know when you do this.
You should add a two to three inch layer of organic mulch to your flower bed. This will help to inhibit weed growth, helps to lock in moisture, and adds needed nutrients to your organic garden. Mulch will also improve the general appearance of your flower beds.
Cover your muddy shoes with plastic bags. This allows you to keep going, getting back to your garden quickly.
Pine is a wonderful mulch so do not discard the idea. Some plants are more acidic, and prefer soil that contains higher acidic levels. For such plants, pine needles function both as a handy mulch and as a soil amendment to lower the pH. Cover up your beds with a few inches of needles. As they start to decompose, they’ll spread out acid onto the ground and soil.
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.