All it takes to grow an organic garden is a few natural growing methods. All it takes is a little research, and some strategic implementation.
Transform your horticulture tool handles into clever measurement rulers. Tools with substantial handles, like rakes, hoes and large shovels are great for taking measurements. All you have to do is lay them on the floor then use a measuring tape to measure their length. You can label distances using a permanent marker. Now, the next time you’re down in the garden, you’ll have a handy ruler without needing to look anywhere else.
Transplanting plants and bringing them indoors can protect them from harsh winters. Your best bet would be try to save the best or most hearty plants. Dig carefully around the roots and transfer the plants to a pot.
It is important to choose the right type of soil if you want to achieve the best results. Different types of plants require different soils, so check soil requirements for the ones you choose. For special requirements, you can build separate areas with soil that is right for certain plants.
If you find that you have soil that has high amounts of alkaline, mix used coffee grounds throughout the soil. This is an easy and inexpensive solution to increase the acid content back into the soil. This simple act can lead to vegetables that taste better and look more appealing.
Don’t plant a garden without planning it. This helps you remember where each plant was planted before they begin to sprout. This can also help prevent you from losing smaller plants or smaller groups of plants within a larger garden area.
You should start pea seedlings indoors instead of planting them outside right at the start. When you plant the seeds indoors, your seeds will start to germinate better. This method also results in hardier seedlings that can better resist insects and disease. Once the seedlings have become hardy enough to survive, you can transplant them to your outdoor garden.
Try to plant an English garden with a mix of plants with different heights, all within the same garden bed. If you want a more organized look, select plants that will grow to the same height and put them in the same bed.
A garden can be grown by anyone, but in order to have a garden that produces the best crops, proper horticulture knowledge is needed. It is important to put these organic tips to good use.
Originally posted 2014-01-30 12:51:54.