The more you get into it, the more you may realize that organic gardening can be a little on the complicated side. If you plan on doing it naturally, you probably need to know certain things, such as natural bug-fighting concoctions and the soil’s pH balance. It can sometimes seem a bit difficult to grow organically for a novice. Be sure you learn to be a pro by using the tips laid out below.
Water infused with aspirin is great for combating plant disease. Your plants can benefit from a solution you can make by dissolving one and one-half aspirins into a couple of gallons of water. Spray your plants with the water if they have a disease. Use this method every three weeks.
Indoor plants have been bred over time to thrive in temperatures that are characteristic of a home. Most indoor plants like to be in about 70 degree temperatures, plus or minus 5 degrees. It is important for them to be kept in this temperature range if they are to grow properly. These temperatures may not be comfortable for you, however. As an alternative to keeping your entire home that warm, consider getting heat lamps for your organic plants.
It can be extremely fast and easy to plant perennials into your garden. Simply slice into the ground with a spade, flip the top layer of soil, and then cover it with several inches of wood chips. You want to then give the area about a couple of weeks, then you want your new perennials planted by digging into it.
Be aware of spacing considerations when you are first planting your organic garden. It can be easy to underestimate how much space your plants will need once they begin growing. Plants don’t just need enough space for their physical size; they also need enough space for the air in your garden to circulate properly. Think ahead and give each plant room for expansion, by properly spacing the seeds.
Would you like to kill those obnoxious weeds naturally? A good thick layer of newspaper can be laid down to control weeds. Without exposure to the sun, weeds cannot thrive. When you put newspaper on top of weeds they will suffocate because they are not getting enough light. Newspapers easily break down over a period of time, and eventually become a portion of the compost. You can cover the newspapers with mulch to make them look more attractive if you like!
If slugs are disrupting the balance of your garden, you can diminish their population by using a beer trap. Start by burying a wide-mouth jar in the soil, ensuring that the rim of the jar is just at the soil’s surface. Fill it with beer to about one inch below the top of the jar. Beer is especially attractive to slugs; they will lured to it and trapped.
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.