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Organic Gardening Tips To Improve Your Family’s Health

 

For some people, organic gardening is a relaxing activity, while for others, it is a bother. The following suggestions will guide you on how to be a very successful organic gardener.

Add aspirin to your plants to help them fight sickness. You will need 2 gallons of water and one and one half aspirin mixed together for a wonderful add-on to your plants. Help your plants to fight disease by spraying them with the aspirin water. Try spraying your plants with this around every three weeks.

Plants growing in your home need a constant temperature of no less than 65 degrees. Your plants will not grow well if it is too cold. If there are times during the year when you would prefer not to have the temperature that high, another solution you can utilize is to purchase heat lamps for your organic plants.

Flower Beds

The optimal amount of organic mulch to use in your flower beds is 2-3 inches. This practice is an easy way to discourage weeds, retain moisture, and add valuable nutrients to your garden. In addition, your flower beds will have a beautiful, finished appearance year round.

Plastic bags are great to cover gardening shoes when they get muddy. This keeps your flow going, so you can get back out to the garden quickly and finish your work.

 

Do not overlook the benefits of pine mulch for your garden. There are many common acidic plants that prefer acidic soil. There is no better, or easier, way to make your acid-loving plants happy then to use pine needles you already have on your beds. Go ahead and cover the beds you have with needles a couple of inches and while they decompose, they actually disperse some acid into the soil.

Spacing is one important factor in gardening. As plants grow and spread out, you will not always know how much space will be required. You will need to provide this space to provide ample room and because you need air circulating to your garden. Plan your organic garden while keeping this in mind, and space your seeds accordingly, when planting.

Laundry Basket

Use an old laundry basket to collect your produce. A laundry basket will act as a strainer for your produce. You can rinse your produce off while it is in the basket, and the excess water will strain through the holes of your laundry basket.

Organic gardening, while requiring a good effort for great results, is a great way to live a greener life. It takes effort and a willingness to learn. It is rewarding for those with patience, supplying healthy food and an attractive addition to the home. Simply by reading through the techniques provided to you in this article, you should find yourself much more informed and capable of organic gardening.

 
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