Many people get into organic gardening since they fear the toxic effects of commercial pesticides and fertilizers, both on the environment and their health. Also, most methods of organic gardening are fairly inexpensive. This article will provide some great tips for organic gardening.
If you want to get children in on the fun, plant a few strawberries, everbearing if possible. Kids are quite eager to pick fruit from a garden, and will help with the planting if they get a nice snack out of it at the end.
If you want a sustainable garden, leave part of it undisturbed as a home for the wildlife in the area. The presence of native flowers, trees and grasses will attract birds and insects. You will be rewarded by an appealing and flourishing landscape.
Keep your plants in a warm, moist environment, if possible. Plants need to be in an environment that is neither too warm nor too cool for them to grow. If your thermostat is normally kept lower in winter, you can use a heat lamp to keep your plants warm enough.
Maximize your time by keeping your tools close. Carry your tools in a bucket, or keep them in the pockets of a pair of rugged pants. You should always have your gloves, pruning shears and a trowel close to you.
Make gardening efficient. You do not have the time to spend an hour looking for each tool you need. Prepare all the tools you need before you go out to work on your garden, and put them away nicely when you are done. You can use a tool belt, or you may want to wear pants with extra pockets.
Have plastic bags on hand so that you may cover your muddy gardening shoes. This way, you can get in and out quickly, and get back to work in the garden.
You can kill weeds naturally. You will need many layers of newspapers. Weeds can’t grow without sunlight. The layers of newspaper will kill the weeds because they no longer receive any sunlight. Because newspapers decompose well with the passage of time, they make great additions to compost. You can then add a mulch layer right on top so that it looks more attractive.
When planting seeds into a container, the depth of your planting should be three times bigger than the seed. But, is important to realize the some seeds ought not be covered, as they need complete exposure to sun. Petunias and ageratum are two examples of seeds that require sunlight. If you’re not sure, a guide either comes with seeds, or you can find this information online.
Hopefully the useful advice in this article will help you create and maintain your own beautiful, healthy, and toxin free organic garden. In addition, you will notice more wildlife that congregates around your garden. You can be one with nature! Start planning your garden today.