You have the desire to set up an organic garden that is nutritious and fresh. This is the perfect time. The following tips can help you realize your plans for your garden.
Using aspirin water will help your plants fight diseases. Your plants can benefit from a solution you can make by dissolving one and one-half aspirins into a couple of gallons of water. Spray this mixture onto your plants. Plants should be sprayed once every two to three weeks.
Perennial gardens should be prepared easily and quickly in 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. After a few weeks, dig, then plant your perennials.
You need to make sure you are very efficient when working in your organic garden. Don’t waste your time looking for missing tools. Prepare them all ahead of time and have them handy before you need to garden, and then put them back in their place when done. If you need to use a tool belt, try using some pants with pockets in them.
Plastic bags can be kept on hand and reused to slip over your dirty gardening shoes. This keeps your flow going, so you can get back out to the garden quickly and finish your work.
Put coffee grounds in your soil. Plants can use the nitrogenous nutrients found in coffee grounds. Nitrogen is a nutrient that will help your plants grow taller and bloom faster, so use those coffee grounds, extra compost, or diluted urea to make this happen.
Try to avoid letting your organic garden chores build up. If you’re too busy to do all those little things each day, there are some small steps you can take to not have all that work build up on you. For example, snatch out a weed or two whenever you pass by the garden, such as when you take your dog out for a potty break.
When planting seeds, you should bury them three times as deep as their actual size. There are exceptions, however. Some types of seeds require more direct sunlight than others, and as such they should not be fully covered. This is true of popular flowers like petunias and zinnias. Always be sure to check online or with the company you’re purchasing the seeds from as to their sunlight needs.
You should now feel better about your organic gardening knowledge. If you were under the impression you were good at organic gardening before, you should now feel like an expert! The above tips should help you begin growing an organic garden that is beautiful and healthy.