There are lots of natural ways that you can grow a healthy, organic garden. In order to use these methods, all you have to do is learn a little bit about them.
If you are looking at creating an endurable organic garden, you should think about keeping some of your property vacant so that wildlife may flourish there. You will find that many of the supporting cast of insects and birds that aid in plant production and pollination will be present on your land and actually help your developed gardens to produce better.
Before planting any perennials, you have to make the ground ready. With a garden spade, slice under the dirt then flip it over. Next, spread out wood chips several inches deep. After a few weeks, you can then dig into the turf and plant the perennials of your choosing.
You’ll save time and energy if you keep tools nearby while working in your garden. Put them into a basket you carry with you, or use an apron with many pockets and hanging loops. You should be able to do your garden work quickly if you keep a trowel, gloves, small pruning shears, and other handy devices close to you.
Make sure you work in your garden every day. Don’t waste your time looking for missing 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. Get a tool belt if you need to, or a pair of pants with a lot of pockets.
Put used coffee grounds on the soil. These coffee grounds have many nitrogenous nutrients that your plants could use. Your plants will really bloom if they get the nitrogen they need from coffee grounds or compost or diluted urea.
When it is harvest time, use a laundry basket. The laundry basket will function as a makeshift strainer for the fruits and vegetables. Rinse the produce while it sits in the basket, the extra water will go through the holes in the basket.
A beer trap is an effective way of of dealing with any slugs that invade your organic garden. First, place a glass canning jar in the soil, burying it until the mouth is even with the surface of the soil. Pour beer into the jar until it is an inch from the top. The slugs will be attracted to the beer and will end up being trapped within the confines of the jar.
Throughout the year and in different climates, it may be necessary to vary your watering schedule. There are many variables of how much water your plants need including soil, light, and outdoor temperatures. If the climate is hot, but humid you’ll have to avoid watering the leaves, for example. Instead, focus water on the plant’s root system.
Anyone can plant a garden, but only those with the proper knowledge will receive the most out of their crop. Put these organic gardening tips to use.