You are ready to grow a healthy organic garden. Now’s the time! Listed below are some tips that will help you get started with your organic gardening aspirations.
Asprin will actually help your plants out by killing diseases. An aspirin and a half, dissolved in about two gallons of fresh water, is great for your plants. You can easily spray the plans with this concoction to help them fight of disease. Plants should be sprayed once every two to three weeks.
A great way to ensure that your organic garden will do well is to keep a section of your land unspoiled. The natural wildlife will spring up and make for a perfect organic habitat. As the natural wildlife begins to flourish, the various insects, birds, and other natural life around will all blend together and actually assist your garden as it begins to grow.
If you want to start a small organic garden indoors, evaluate the amount of natural light that is present. If you live in a home or apartment that does not get great sunlight you may want to consider growing plants that are designed to grow in low or medium-light environments. If your plants still need more light, there are always artificial light sources that you can use.
It is simple to prepare your garden for perennial flowers. With a garden spade, slice under the dirt then flip it over. Next, spread out wood chips several inches deep. Give the area a couple of weeks, then dig into it and plant your new perennials.
When working in the garden, try to work as efficiently as possible. Don’t waste time searching for lost tools. Have all of your tools gathered and prepared for use before you work in the garden, and make sure to put them away neatly. A good way to keep your tools at hand is to buy a tool belt or utility pants with many large pockets.
Tend your organic garden on a regular schedule. Even if you are too busy to tend to your gardens needs every day, you can try little things that will prevent you from having a lot of work when you return to your garden. Grab a handful of weeds, throw down some mulch, or toss some water on it anytime you walk by.
Lightly ruffle your seeds by hand or with cardboard, twice daily in your organic garden. This will sound a bit strange. However, it has been proven to cause plants to grow larger.
If slugs are a problem in your garden, use a beer trap to kill them naturally. Bury a single glass jar with the open mouth level with your soil in the garden. Fill this jar up with beer almost entirely. The beer attracts these slugs, but traps them in the jar.
Use untreated wood, stone, or brick to build a raised bed. If using wood, make sure it’s naturally rot resistant and untreated. Excellent choices are cedar, locust and cypress. If you use treated wood in your vegetable garden, the chemicals in the wood can make their way into the soil, and in turn, to your crops. If you must use treated wood, consider using a liner to keep chemicals out of the soil.
You should now feel enthusiastically prepared to enter the relaxing and productive world of organic gardening. Even if you are a experienced organic gardener, you still should have learned something new from this article. Hopefully, the suggestions provided in this article will help you learn how ensure that your organic garden is a vigorous and vibrant one.