When you take the time to apply the correct organic gardening strategies and products, it can really produce some great results. Your caring skills will shine through in the quality of your garden. These are worthy goals. As with anything, there is always room for improvement. Below are some tips to help.
Try using aspirin water for fighting plant diseases. Dissolve three aspirin in four gallons of water. You can just spray this on them to fight disease. Try to apply the mixture to the plants at least once in each three week period.
For in-home organic gardeners, you are looking for an ideal temperature of around 60-75 degrees for your plants. Young plants need a temperature within that specific range to grow. If you want to save money on gas bills in the winter, you can provide local heating for the plants with a heat lamp instead.
If you’re planning on gardening inside, the first thing you should consider is an adequate light source. If you want indoor plants, choose specimens that can grow in relatively dark places. If you do and this does not help, consider investing in some grow-lights.
Use about two to three inches of organic material as mulch in all of your flower beds. This will prevent weeds from growing, retain humidity, and feed your plants with the nutrients they need. It will also make your flower beds look more finished.
Make sure you consider adequate spacing when planting your garden, so that each plant is given room enough to grow and flourish. It’s common to not think about how much space a plant will need once it’s full grown, and you don’t want to crowd your garden. Plants need room for physical growth and for the air to circulate within the soil. Plan accordingly and put an appropriate amount of distance between seeds.
To get the most from your composting efforts, aim for a 1:1 ratio of dried materials and green plant products. Examples of green plant material are spent flowers, fruit and vegetable waste, grass clippings, weeds, and leaves. Paper and straw are dry plant materials. Don’t include ashes, diseased plants, charcoal meat, or carnivorous animal waste.
Is there a natural way to kill weeds? To control the growth of weeds, all you need is last week’s Sunday paper. Weeds can only grow in sunlight. By covering them with a layer of newspaper, you are essentially suffocating the weeds due to a lack of light. Newspapers break down nicely over time to become part of the compost. To improve the appearance of newspaper, simply spread a bit of mulch over it.
Now you have the three items you need to make your organic garden a success– tools, products and skill. This means you are adequately prepared and ready to start! Learning is a never-ending process. The tips you have read above, of course, cover just the basics. Hopefully, this article has provided you with a new technique that you can utilize in your organic garden.