It’s now time to develop a fresh and nutritious organic garden. Your timing could not be better. This article is packed with tips and inspiration that will allow you to better understand the basics of organic gardening. Read on!
To make the most of your time in the garden, you should store all of your tools and implements in a close, accessible location. You have several options including using a bucket to hold your tools or wearing pants with lots of sturdy pockets. Have gloves, shears, a trowel and anything else you need handy for quick use.
Coat your flower beds with a few inches of an organic mulch. This will prevent weeds from growing, retain humidity, and feed your plants with the nutrients they need. In addition, your flower beds will have a beautiful, finished appearance year round.
Work properly in your garden. Wasting time finding tools is inefficient gardening. Prepare all of your tools prior to working in the garden, and then put them away neatly when finished. One way to keep your tools handy is to use a belt especially designed to hold them. An alternative is to wear a garment with multiple pockets that are big enough to hold your more commonly used tools.
You can cover your muddied gardening footware easily by keeping plastic bags around. This allows you to keep going, getting back to your garden quickly.
Pine can be a wonderful mulch. There are some plants that thrive in acidic soil. When you have plants like this, nothing is easier than to gather pine needles for your beds. Spread the needles over the beds in a layer that is approximately 2-inches deep. Over time, the needles will begin to decay, supplying the soil with acid as they do.
Regularity is the key to keeping your organic garden in order, don’t let your list of chores pile up. You may not have a lot of time to exclusively devote to your gardening hobby, but you can make the most of the time you do have. If you’re outside with your pet, try to remove weeds when your pet is doing his business.
An old laundry basket works great for gathering produce from your garden. An old laundry basket makes an excellent strainer for cleaning your produce. After you have rinsed your produce in the laundry basket, the water will just drain right out the sides.
When composting lawn clippings, leaves, and other materials, it is best to add the same amount of green, freshly-cut material as you do dried material. Green plant material comprises leaves, weeds, spent flowers, grass clippings, and fruit and vegetable waste. You can add dried plants by throwing straw, shredded paper, woody materials and cardboard on your pile. Never put meat in your compost or even the waste from your family pets. These can harbor diseases that won’t be killed by the composting process.
Construct raised flower beds of brick, stone, or wood. If you are to use wood, you should make sure that the wood is not treated and is also naturally rot resistant. Several species of trees yield suitable wood. Locust, cypress, and cedar are among the more commonly used rot resitent woods. Treated wood can leach chemicals into any soil it rests against, so don’t use it in a garden with vegetables. If you have built a bed with treated lumber already, use a barrier such as plastic to line the bed.
Now you should have more information about organic gardening. If you thought that you were ready before, well you should now be an expert! Use the advice you have been given to make your organic garden bloom like never before.