To be successful in organic gardening, you need patience and persistence. A green thumb also helps considerably. The idea here is to grow healthy, great-tasting food bereft of pesticides, herbicides and other unnatural chemical enhancers. It’s easier than you may think. These tips will help you grow like a professional does.
When you are organic gardening, ask your children to lend a hand. Growing a garden is a great way to teach your children about nature while allowing you to have time to bond with them.
If you want a sustainable garden, leave part of it undisturbed as a home for the wildlife in the area. Certain wildlife can be good for an organic garden; birds and insects can help your plants reproduce and be as healthy as they can be!
Easily and quickly prepare your ground for a garden of perennials. Slice under the grass with a spade, flip the layer you have lifted over, and spread three inches of wood chips on top. Let this sit for a couple weeks, next dig into it to plant your new plants.
Keep your gardening tools close by to maximize gardening efficiency. For example, you could use an over-sized tote bag or an apron with multiple pockets. Have shears, a trowel, gloves and other commonly used garden tools portable and easy to access.
Put coffee grounds in your soil. Coffee grounds are filled with nutritional elements plants need, such as nitrogen. Plants need an adequate nitrogen source in order to thrive. Adding coffee grounds, chemical fertilizer, or diluted urea to your soil increases the soil’s nitrogen content and will help to make your plants grow faster, taller and healthier.
Try using a beer trap to naturally eradicate slugs from your organic garden. Place a container in the ground so that the lip is even with the soil surface. Fill that with beer just under an inch from the top of your jar. Beer is especially attractive to slugs; they will lured to it and trapped.
Brick, stone or untreated wood is great for building raised beds. If using wood, make sure it’s naturally rot resistant and untreated. Cypress, cedar or locust wood are appropriate selections. Never use compost from treated woods in a veggie garden; the chemicals can contaminate your food. If you have placed treated wood in your garden, line it with a coat of plastic.
Being a success at organic gardening requires patience, effort and a willingness to learn. This is a great hobby that uses your land to grow food. Follow the tips and put in the needed effort, and you will be a successful organic gardener.