When you have the option, organically grown produce is almost always far superior to the other choices in the grocery store. So save yourself some money and grow produce from your own garden! Below is a selection of organic gardening tips that will help you to start harvesting delicious, healthy produce at home.
Sod should be laid properly. You want to prepare the soil before you lay down the sod. Pull any weeds and break up any clods of soil. Make sure your soil is flat and compacted. Dampen the soil completely. Sod should be staggered in rows, the joints offsetting from each other. Sod should be firm and have an even, flat surface without gaps. Keep the sod moist and avoid walking on it until it is well-rooted, usually two to three weeks.
To prevent your plants’ systems from becoming shocked, you need to gradually transition them from higher to lower temperatures. Start by placing your plants outside for a few hours only. Slowly, day after day, you can leave your plants outside for a little longer. The plants should be prepared to move outside permanently at the end of this week.
Digging in clay soil with a shovel can be very difficult. The clay isn’t easy to work with and will adhere to the shovel, which only makes the problem worse. Use a thin coat of floor or car wax on your shovel, then buff it with a nice clean cloth to make dealing with clay soil easier. The wax prevents the clay from sticking to the shovel, and stops rust from forming.
Healthy soil will also assist in your battle against pests. If you create healthy plants, they are going to be stronger and therefore, less likely to succumb to diseases and insects. Begin with a high-quality soil with less chemicals to avoid salt accumulation, and you give your garden an excellent chance of growing healthy plants.
When autumn has arrived, you must plant everything you want to eat before winter. If you’d like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin instead! You simply need to cut off the top, scoop out the guts, and spray your pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf. Once the pumpkin has been prepared, it is ready for planting.
One way to correct your soil’s alkalinity is by amending your soil with used coffee grounds. This is a simple way to replenish your soil with acid. This will allow your vegetables and greenery to really thrive.
Include your kids in growing an organic garden. Growing a garden offers a unique learning experience, and you and your child can grow closer while growing healthy food for your family.
If you want to spend more quality time outdoors with your children, why not allowing them to help you with your horticulture? Children love to pick their own fruit right out of the garden, and will be more willing to help with the process if they get something out of it.
When gardening, it is critical to shield your knees as much as possible. Bending over for extended periods can be harmful to your joints and muscles. You can get to your plants without straining your back if you kneel in your working area. You can purchase an inexpensive kneeling pad for gardening in order to protect your knees.
There is no need to buy produce of lesser quality. Use the tips you just read to start growing your own organic fruits and vegetables.
Originally posted 2013-09-12 09:48:06.