Having an organic garden does make it easier to eat healthy fruits and vegetables, but planning a garden and choosing the correct equipment can be a complex process. Additionally, there are a variety of seeds with different planting times to consider. Below you’ll find some great tips to make sure you get the most out of your organic garden.
Learn how to properly lay sod. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Eradicate any weeds and work the soil until it is very fine. Compact the soil gently but firmly to be certain that it is indeed flat. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Sod should be placed in rows that are staggered, where the joints connect to offset each other. Compact the sod down so you form a flat and even surface, then fill in any crevices within the sod by using some soil. According to your climate, you will likely need to water the new sod daily over a period of a couple of weeks. This will insure proper root formation and establishment.
Choose higher yield plant varieties. A plant that is resistant to disease, or one that is tolerant of extreme weather, will deliver a higher yield.
Plant seeds in pots that have a rich soil to give them a strong start. By allowing them to sprout first, you are increasing the odds of a seedling reaching maturity. You will then be able to lessen the time between planting your seeds. Once you remove the most recent mature plants from your garden, the seedlings are immediately ready to be planted.
Your tool handles can double as measuring sticks. Large handled tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes can be used as measuring sticks. Place the handles on the floor to measure the distance between them. Use a bright permanent marker and label the distances. Next time you are working in the garden, you will have a large ruler at your fingertips!
If you start to notice some powdery mildew growing on your plants, there is no need to waste money on expensive chemicals. Mix a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda into water. Once every week, you should spray the mixture on your plants; the mildew will disappear shortly thereafter. Baking soda will effectively remove the mildew without damaging your plants.
Acquiring a good understanding of organic horticulture is necessary to grow all kinds of healthy fruits and vegetables. The tips you’ve found above are sure to help you get off to a good start on growing chemical-free healthy food.