When you properly apply organic gardening techniques, your garden will show great results. It demonstrates that you are taking organic gardening seriously and that you are doing all you can to ensure that your plants thrive. That is a great trait to have. However, there are always ways to learn new skills, and hone your existing ones. Keep reading for suggestions.
Work efficiently in your garden. Don’t waste your time by searching high and low for that packet of seeds or spade. By keeping your tools in a certain area, they will always be ready whenever you are. If you need to use a tool belt, try using some pants with pockets in them.
When you are growing seedlings in your organic garden, lightly brush over them using your hand up to twice a day. Even though it sounds strange, it will help plants get bigger.
If you have problem slugs in your organic garden, get rid of them naturally with a beer trap. Get a clean, empty glass jar to use as a trap. Bury it with its mouth facing upwards. Keep putting dirt over the jar until the mouth is at the surface of your garden. Next, add beer to the jar until it’s about nearly full, with somewhere around an inch of space remaining. Slugs will be attracted by the beer and fall into the jar.
Soil health can be improved by adding mulch. Mulch can protect the ground it sits upon. It keeps the soil cool on very hot days, thus protecting the roots in the ground. Additionally, moisture will not evaporate from the ground so quick when mulch is applied. Mulch also prevents the growth of weeds.
Rotate the plants that you grow each year by switching up where you plant them. Keeping plants that belong to the same family in the same place can eventually spark fungus growth and disease. The next year, when you plant the same plants in the same area of your garden, they’ll be exposed to these problems. However, by alternating the locations of your different types of plants, you can naturally prevent the fungi and diseases from developing.
An easy to grow plant to grow in your organic garden is garlic. It’s best to plant garlic cloves in either spring or fall. Make sure the soil is drained well. Set them four inches apart, approximately one to two inches deep into the soil, with their ends up. Green garlic shoots could be cut as it grows, and it can be used to substitute scallions or chives. When the tops of the bulbs begin turning brown, they are ready for harvesting. The bulbs should be allowed to dry in the sunshine for a few days; the heat will harden the skin. The garlic may then be stored within a cool location tied together in bunches or simply loose.
Check the roots of your plants. Make sure that the root system is healthy when you buy tomato seedlings and that the starts are healthy looking as well. The reason that these starts will still look green with bad roots is because the seedlings will not grow until the starts are gone.
Research botanical insecticide formulas, as they are often quite effective in eradicating pests. These natural insecticides can often be more effective than synthetically engineered pesticides. Keep in mind, however, that the biological composition of botanical insecticides can cause them to quickly decay and disappear.
When setting up an organic garden, plant tomatoes three weeks apart. This allows your harvest to grow in stages. This will also prevent you from losing an entire harvest if some type of problem arises that kills off a batch.
Just by doing a few things, you can make a garden for perennials. Lift the top layer of turf with your spade, flip it, then cover the exposed soil with three or more inches of mulch. After the new bed has settled, you can start planting your perennials.
You already have the products, the tools and the skills to get those organic gardens going. This is absolutely fantastic! The tips above will help you to improve your organic garden. You might even have learned something you hadn’t known before to use in your organic garden.