Your goal is to plant the best organic garden possible. The timing is perfect, and it is time for you to begin. The following tips and tricks will help prepare you for organic gardening success.
Organic gardening is a safe hobby to share with your children. Children will benefit from the fresh air while bonding with you in your efforts to provide healthier food alternatives for them.
Planting organic strawberries is a great way to encourage your children to get involved. Children love to snap up these sweet juicy fruits for themselves and will be much more willing to eat other foods you’ve planted as well.
You can help to prevent your plants from developing diseases with aspirin water. Dissolve three aspirin in four gallons of water. You can simply spray them with the mixture to help aid them in fighting off diseases. Use this method every three weeks.
Before planting your favorite perennials, you must first prepare the ground. Simply use a spade or small shovel to get under the grass or turf and flip it over. Then, using wood chips, cover the area to a depth of three or four inches. Wait two weeks, then dig in and plant the new perennials.
Have all of your tools available to you as you garden to increase efficiency. You can keep them in a good sized bucket, or wear utility pants that have plenty of large pockets. Keep your gloves, pruning shears, a hand spade and your other tools handy to quickly and easily do your garden maintenance.
After sprouting occurs, you will not need to keep seeds as warm. Move your plants away from the heat as they grow. Also, remove plastic coverings from the tops of your growing containers to keep them from becoming too warm or humid. Keep an eye on your seeds in order to know when you should do this.
Have some plastic bags on hand that you can put over your gardening shoes if they are muddy. This allows you to maintain your flow so you can rapidly get back to your gardening.
For some plants, pine needles makes an ideal mulch. Some garden plants are high in acidity, and do better with acidic soil. If you have some of these plants, then pine needles are an easy way to add acid to their bed. 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.
Hopefully these tips have helped to prepare you for having an organic garden. If you were under the impression you were good at organic gardening before, you should now feel like an expert! The advice you have received should get you well on your way to growing a lovely and productive organic garden.