You want to have a fresh and organic garden. This is great timing! To follow is plenty of useful advice to get your organic garden underway.
Try using aspirin water for fighting plant diseases. Dissolve one and one-half aspirins into two gallons of cold water, and use it to fortify your plants. Spray the plants with the aspirin water to assist plants in battling disease. Apply this solution to your plants every few weeks.
Preparing a plot for planting a perennial garden can be done quickly and without difficulty. Take your spade and work up a thin layer of soil. Turn that soil over, then spread a few inches of wood chips on the newly turned area. Give this area at least a few weeks, then you can dig into the area and plant the new perennials.
To be most efficient in your gardening, always keep your tools close at hand. You should use a large pail and wear sturdy pants that have several pockets. Keep gloves, small pruning shears, a trowel and any other tools handy in order to increase the quickness of the work that goes into your garden.
When working in the garden, try to work as efficiently as possible. One of the biggest time wasters is not keeping track of your tools and having to look for them every time you need them. Take the time to prepare the necessary tools, and then store them in a easily accessed place once you are done gardening. Even something like a carpenter’s tool belt or some cargo jeans work well to keep tools organized.
Add coffee grounds to your garden’s soil. Coffee grounds are filled with nitrogen, that is a nutrient required by plants. The coffee grounds act as a powerful nitrogen source that will help your plants bloom much quicker.
Spacing is one of the primary considerations when planning an organic garden. Many people underestimate the space needed for plants to grow to their full size. Proper spacing is important not just to accommodate the plants’ sizes but also for air circulation. Think ahead and give each plant room for expansion, by properly spacing the seeds.
Try to avoid letting your organic garden chores build up. Every time you go outside, you should take care of a few things so that you do not have too much work to do when you have the time to go back to your garden. For instance, pluck weeds while you take your dog outside or before getting in your car.
When you want to harvest the produce in your organic garden, always have an old laundry basket to hand. Most laundry baskets are designed with a multitude of holes. This makes them a perfect strainer for washing your vegetables. Rinse your crops while in the laundry basket to strain the excess water.
When you’re making a compost pile, you should use fresh and dried plants to get it started. Green plant material includes grass clippings, spent flowers, vegetable and fruit waste, weeds and leaves. Dried plant materials are things like shredded newspaper, cardboard, sawdust, straw, and any cut up wood materials. Your compost pile should never contain meat, ashes or charcoal.
You should now feel better about your organic gardening knowledge. No matter how comfortable you felt about the subject, you should be more so now. These tips should get you started, and with some ideas of your own, you should have a thriving, beautiful garden in no time.