In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
If you’re planning on gardening inside, the first thing you should consider is an adequate light source. If you are living in a place that does not have a lot of natural sunlight, think about cultivating plants that do well in lower lighting situations. If you still are unable to get enough light to your plants, consider purchasing grow-lights.
It is easy to quickly prepare your perennial garden ground. Simply slice into the ground with a spade, flip the top layer of soil, and then cover it with several inches of wood chips. Let the area sit for a couple weeks, then begin digging into it and planting your new perennials.
Coat your flower beds with a few inches of an organic mulch. Doing this keeps weeds down, keeps the moisture in your plants, and gives more nutrients to the plants. This will also give a nice, professional appearance to your garden all year.
Believe it or not, pine makes great mulch. 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. Go ahead and cover the beds you have with needles a couple of inches and while they decompose, they actually disperse some acid into the soil.
Use equal parts dried and green plant material for your own compost. “Green” material refers to things like wilted flowers, weeds, leaves from your yard, and grass clippings. Dried materials are things like hay, wood shavings, cardboard and paper. Charcoal, meat, ashes or other diseased plants should not be included in a compost pile.
For container planting, be sure to plant your seeds at a depth around three times the radius of the seed. Be aware that some seeds shouldn’t be covered, as they need sunlight. Typical examples are petunias and ageratum. If you are unsure as to whether or not your seeds should be covered or not, try to read the package or find the answer online.
You undoubtedly have a greater understanding of all that is involved with successful organic gardening after reading this article. Keep learning more tricks and start practicing with a few plants. Using this advice, you will find the best way to create your dream organic garden.