When you have the option, organically grown produce is almost always far superior to the other choices in the grocery store. Don’t buy from the stores, grown your own. Read the following article to discover the secret to growing an organic garden right at home!
The first thing you can do to ward off garden pests is to ensure you are using healthy soil in your garden. Healthy plants can better ward off pests and diseases. High-quality soil that is low on chemicals is key. It’s the first thing you should think about when planning on growing your garden.
A good but unusual organic solution for weeding your plants is try “boiling” your weeds way. Considering that boiling water is rather safe, you don’t have to worry about toxins in your soil or at your dinner table. Douse boiling water on the weeds and avoid nearby plants carefully. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.
You can attract the insects you need by planting heather. Bees are drawn to heather, as heather is an early provider of spring nectar. Undisturbed shrubs, such as beds of heather, are probably home to a number of beneficial insects like spiders and ground beetles. Being mindful of this, wearing gloves appropriate to horticulture is sound strategy when pruning any heather in or around the bed.
Planting organic strawberries is a great way to encourage your children to get involved. Children love to snap up these sweet juicy fruits for themselves and will be much more willing to eat other foods you’ve planted as well.
If you’re working to build a sustainable organic garden, try leaving a portion of your garden untouched so that the wildlife will be able to thrive. This can be a good area for the types of insects that pollinate plants. It can also be a sanctuary for birds, which will help some plants thrive. This can greatly improve the production of your organic garden.
Have plastic bags on hand to put over dirty gardening shoes. This keeps your flow going, so you can get back out to the garden quickly and finish your work.
Do not overlook the benefits of pine mulch for your garden. Acidic soil is a favorite of garden plants that are high in acidity. For these types of plants, pine needles are wonderful for mulching. Using several inches of needles to cover your beds provides acid for the soil as they begin to decompose.
Don’t settle for produce that is inferior. If you follow the advice that you have just read, you will be on your way to an even greener thumb!