It’s now time to develop a fresh and nutritious organic garden. The timing is perfect, and it is time for you to begin. Included in this article is advice that can assist you in your gardening endeavors.
Try to put an aspirin in the water to get rid of plant diseases. One and a half aspirin, dissolved in two gallons of water, can be a great addition to your plants. You can simply spray them with the mixture to help aid them in fighting off diseases. You should spray your plants about once every three weeks.
When your plants begin to sprout, they can survive in somewhat cooler temperatures. Move your plants further away from your heat source as they grow. You can now take off any protective coverings on your plants that were there to shield them from the elements. Keep an eye on your seeds in order to know when you should do this.
Top all your garden beds with several inches of organic mulch. This is a simple method of discouraging weeds, retaining moisture, and adding excellent nutrients into the garden. This will also give a nice, professional appearance to your garden all year.
Spacing is an important factor to consider when planting your garden. Many people underestimate the space needed for plants to grow to their full size. You need to take into account the plant’s size when it is fully grown, as well as allowing space for air circulation between each plant. Keep this in mind when appropriating spots to plant your seeds.
When composting lawn clippings, leaves, and other materials, it is best to add the same amount of green, freshly-cut material as you do dried material. “Green” material refers to things like wilted flowers, weeds, leaves from your yard, and grass clippings. You can add dried plants by throwing straw, shredded paper, woody materials and cardboard on your pile. Your compost pile should never contain meat, ashes or charcoal.
Do you prefer to eliminate weeds without the use of harmful chemicals? Take layers of newspapers and use them for weed control. Weeds require sunlight for growing. When you place layers of newspapers on top of them, the weeds will suffocate from the lack of light. Newspapers also decompose fairly quickly, and mix with your garden soil. You can then add a mulch layer right on top so that it looks more attractive.
A useful technique for organic gardening, is to gently disturb your seedlings by using your fingers or a piece of cardboard one or two times daily. 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. Take a glass jar and bury it in your garden, making sure that the lip of the jar is even with the soil. Fill the jar with beer to an inch below the jar’s top. Beer attracts slugs and then they’ll get stuck in the jar.
If you are building a raised bed utilize stone, brick or wood that is untreated. Make sure the wood you use is untreated and rot resistant. 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 are already using treated lumber, you can use plastic liners, or a different barrier, in order to protect your garden.
If you sell your crops and label them organic, you should get an organic garden certified seal. This will increase sales and shows your customers they’ve been buying from the best.
Hopefully these tips have helped to prepare you for having an organic garden. Even veteran organic gardeners might have learned a thing or two. Hopefully, the advice you have learned will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to produce a beautiful and beneficial organic garden.