When you actually take the time to break down gardening, it is actually an intricate and complex hobby. If you want to try your hand at organic horticulture, then be prepared to learn about concepts like pH balance. An organic garden can be more than a little challenging for the novice. Read on to find some tips to make gardening in a clean, organic fashion a little easier and more fun to do!
Put down sod correctly. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Be sure to get rid of any weeds, and then proceed to break up the soil to get it ready to use. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. The sod should be laid in staggered rows, with the joints offset from one another. Press the sod down firmly so that the surface is flat and even. If there are gaps remaining, fill them with a bit of soil. Keep the sod moist and avoid walking on it until it is well-rooted, usually two to three weeks.
Stinkbugs can be a nuisance in the garden. These bugs are known to be proliferate in the cooler fall months. Stinkbugs are most prevalent on tomatoes, beans and peppers. If left unattended, your garden could be ravaged by these bugs, so you need to proactively keep their population under control.
Pull all the weeds in your garden. Weeds and gardens do not mix; they will destroy your garden. To help with the removal, you can use white vinegar. White vinegar can kill weeds! So, use a spray solution of white vinegar if you are tired of pulling those weeds by hand.
When the fall season approaches, you must prepare to plant your favorite fall veggies and other edibles. Instead of a clay pot, show some fall spirit by using a hollow pumpkin to plant your lettuce or kale in. Once you’ve cut its top and scooped the insides out, spray the edges and inside with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rotting. After that, your pumpkin planter is ready to use!
If the soil in your garden has a high concentration of alkaline, try mixing some coffee grounds into your garden’s soil. This is an easy and inexpensive method to increase the acidity of your soil. Improving the pH of your soil will make your vegetables and greens taste even better!
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.