You are ready to plant your organic garden. Congratulations on making the right decision. Below are some excellent ideas to help you begin down the road to an exceptional organic garden.
If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. The wax prevents the clay from sticking to the shovel, and stops rust from forming.
Try planting your plants in flower pots first, then transferring them to your garden once they have had a bit of time to grow. Your plants will be more likely to survive if you do this. It also helps you make your planting times more frequent. Once you remove the most recent mature plants from your garden, the seedlings are immediately ready to be planted.
Keep an eye open for stink bugs in your garden, especially during the fall months. Fruits, peppers and tomatoes are among the foods they love to eat. If you do not check, they do a lot of damage to plants so try to get rid of them if you can.
When you grow veggies in a garden, you need to ensure they get at least six hours of good sunlight each day. This allows the vegetables to grow quickly and healthily. Some flowers also have the same needs.
If you find that you have soil that has high amounts of alkaline, mix used coffee grounds throughout the soil. This is an easy and inexpensive method to increase the acidity of your soil. When you use them, you will start to notice that your vegetables are tastier and more vibrant in color.
If you are going to grow peas, start them inside rather then planting them outdoors. Planting them inside helps the seeds germinate better. Give the seeds enough time to get stronger: growing indoors will make it easier for your plants to resist diseases and the pesky bugs. Once your seedlings are sturdy, you can then move them outside.
Place at least an inch of mulch that is organic in with your veggies! The mulch will help keep the dirt around the plants more moist. It will also prevent weeds from sprouting. This will save you a ton of time and work.
Now you should be much more prepared when it comes to organic horticulture. By reading and applying the information you have learned, you can go from a novice gardener to an expert-level organic gardener in no time at all. These tips should get you started, and with some ideas of your own, you should have a thriving, beautiful garden in no time.