Organic gardening can help you to landscape in environmentally safe ways. It can also provide you with healthy foods to eat. Rather than eating store-bought fruits and veggies, you should try growing your own. Read the following article to discover the secret to growing an organic garden right at home!
After your seeds sprout, the containers do not need to stay as warm as they once did. You can begin to move them further from the heat source as they become seedlings. If you have plastic films on your containers, remove them. Keep an eye on your seeds in order to know when you should do this.
When working in the garden, try to work as efficiently as possible. Don’t waste your time looking for missing tools. Prepare your equipment before you go into the garden and put everything away afterwards. One way to keep your tools handy is to use a belt especially designed to hold them. An alternative is to wear a garment with multiple pockets that are big enough to hold your more commonly used tools.
For some plants, pine needles makes an ideal mulch. Some plants need acidic soil to grow properly, because of their own acid content. When you have plants like this, nothing is easier than to gather pine needles for your beds. Cover your beds with two inches of needles; acid will be dispersed into the soil as they decompose.
Space is important to remember when planting an organic garden. Many people don’t realize exactly how much space a plant needs when it grows. The plants need space due to sheer size and also for air circulation. Keep this in mind when appropriating spots to plant your seeds.
Use equal parts of green and dried plant material in your compost pile. Grass clippings, vegetable and fruit leftovers, and grass clippings are all examples of green plant material. Paper and straw are dry plant materials. Your compost pile should never contain meat, ashes or charcoal.
Do you want to know how to kill weeds in a natural way? To control the growth of weeds, all you need is last week’s Sunday paper. Weeds require sunlight to continue growing. By covering them with a layer of newspaper, you are essentially suffocating the weeds due to a lack of light. Newspapers also decompose fairly quickly, and mix with your garden soil. Try adding some mulch on top of it to make appear more attractive.
Some advise passing your hand gently over your newly planted seedlings each day. You may think it odd, but studies show that this action results in plant growth that is more substantial than would otherwise be achieved.
Stop purchasing pesticide sprayed, genetically modified produce. Implement these tips and starting reaping the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables.