You are committed to the idea of planting a garden that works well with the environment. What do you need to do get started? Listed below are some tips that will help you get started with your organic gardening aspirations.
Pay attention to how much light your indoor plants are getting. If you want indoor plants, choose specimens that can grow in relatively dark places. If you do and this does not help, consider investing in some grow-lights.
It’s simple to quickly prepare your soil for the planting of a perennial garden. All you need to do is use a garden spade to slice under the turf, flip it over, then spread wood chips over the area about three to four inches deep. After a few weeks, you may then utilize the area to plant your flowers.
Keep your gardening tools close by to maximize gardening efficiency. Carry a large bucket with you or wear pants with a lot of pockets. Have shears, a trowel, gloves and other commonly used garden tools portable and easy to access.
Try to keep plastic bags on hand to cover shoes that are muddy. When you do this, your flow stays going, and you can just get right back out to your garden and finish quick.
Do you want to kill weeds in a natural way? Put down old newspapers in several layers for controlling weeds. Without exposure to the sun, weeds cannot thrive. They will suffocate and die if you cover them with newpapers. Newspapers break down over time, and they make a great addition to compost. Add visual appeal by placing some mulch over the top.
If you are planting seeds in containers, a good rule of thumb is that the seed’s depth should be around three times its overall size. There are exceptions to this rule, however. Some seeds should remain uncovered because they thrive in direct sunlight. Example of these kinds of seeds include the petunia and the ageratum. The directions for how to handle the seeds will usually be found on the seed’s package. You can also find this information online.
Slugs are a nuisance that can be easily remedied with the use of an organic beer tramp. Dig a hole the size of a glass jar, and bury the jar with the top at ground level. After you have placed the jar in the soil, fill with beer to approximately one inch of the top. The scent of the beer will bait the slugs into the jar and they will become trapped.
While it’s harder to grow organically than chemically, the rewards are much better. While chemical pesticides and fertilizers may claim to do great things for your garden, organic methods will give you the best crops possible.
The lack of pesticides in organic gardens is a major benefit. While organic foods are healthy for your family, you will still need to check closely for bugs or worms.
Grow organic garlic. Garlic cloves should be planted in the spring or fall. They require soil that is well-drained and moist. Your goal is to place them around 1 to 2 inches deep, and you want them pointed up, then 4 inches apart. You can cut the green shoots as they are growing and use them in your cooking. When the top turns brown, it is time to harvest the bulbs. Place the freshly picked bulbs in the sun, and let them dry and harden for a couple of days. Store the dried bulbs loosely or in bunches in a dark, cool area.
Think about using all-natural botanical insecticides in your organic garden; they are very handy when it comes to getting rid of harmful pests. In some cases natural insecticides are actually more effective than the synthetic pesticides that are engineered in a lab. Due to the way they are made, you may have to use more of a botanical insecticide.
You now know the basics of organic gardening and can get started soon. You should be well on your way to be an expert in organic gardening. The advice you have received should get you well on your way to growing a lovely and productive organic garden.