An organic garden is an interest you have. There is no better time to start than the present! The following article is full of tips you can use to grow amazing organic plants without spending a lot of money.
Try using aspirin water for fighting plant diseases. You will need 2 gallons of water and one and one half aspirin mixed together for a wonderful add-on to your plants. Help your plants to fight disease by spraying them with the aspirin water. Give your plants a spray of the aspirin-water mixture about one time every three weeks.
Keep your garden tools close at hand to make the most of your gardening time. You can wear an apron or pants that have a lot of pockets, or use a big bucket or can. Keep your trowel, pruning shears and gloves handy so you can do your garden work quickly and easily.
When a seed actually sprouts, it doesn’t need to be in as warm an environment. After growth begins, you can remove plants from any excessive heat sources. Make sure you remember to remove any plastic films that were on the plant containers to repel humidity and warmth. Check on your seeds often so you catch them when they are ready.
Cover your flower beds with two or three inches of compost or organic mulch. Not only will you be adding nutrients, but weeds will be less likely to grow and moisture will be retained more easily. It will also increase the visual appeal of the flower beds.
Pine is a surprisingly good source of mulch. There are many types of plants with a high acidity, which means they thrive in acidic soil. There is no better, or easier, way to make your acid-loving plants happy then to use pine needles you already have on your beds. Spread a few inches of pine needles on your organic beds so that it will put the acid into your soil.
When it is time to gather your produce, you should use an older laundry basket. A laundry basket will act as a strainer for your produce. Rinse the produce while it sits in the basket, the extra water will go through the holes in the basket.
In your compost, use green and dried plants in equal parts. Add grass clippings, waste from fruits and vegetables, leaves, and weeds for the green materials in your compost pile. For the dry end of the spectrum, think of things like paper and cardboard, sawdust, hay, etc. Never put meat in your compost or even the waste from your family pets. These can harbor diseases that won’t be killed by the composting process.
Try to avoid over-watering your plants. Too much water will make it more difficult for the plants to absorb the nutrients they need from the soil. Before watering your plants outdoors, check to see if there is rain in the forecast. If a downpour is coming, you may want to forgo watering your plants that day.
Any form of gardening helps you get in tune with the environment, but organic gardening takes this concept to the next level. By engaging yourself in organic gardening, you can start to gain knowledge and better understand the full process of planting.
Grow your plants in different areas of the garden every year. Fungus and disease are more likely to affect plants if they stay in the same location for long periods of time, especially if they belong to the same family. These things can get into the ground, and attack plants the next year. When you rotate your crops, fungus and disease have less chance to spread.
To get a good start, look below the surface! For instance, if you buy tomato seedlings for an organic plot, be cautious if you find green, lush-looking starts that have underdeveloped root systems. The reason that these starts will still look green with bad roots is because the seedlings will not grow until the starts are gone.
You should now feel enthusiastically prepared to enter the relaxing and productive world of organic gardening. If you thought that you were ready before, well you should now be an expert! The above tips should help you begin growing an organic garden that is beautiful and healthy.