If you want a healthy organic garden, you have many options. You just need to learn the methods and use them.
Pine mulch can be highly effective under the right conditions. Some garden plants have a high acidity, and prefer acidic soil. If you are growing these types of plants, simply gather up fallen pine needles for use in your garden. Spread the needles over the beds in a layer that is approximately 2-inches deep. Over time, the needles will begin to decay, supplying the soil with acid as they do.
Try to work in your garden at least a short time each day. There are certain little things to help you keep up with your garden, even if you don’t have the necessary time each day to do everything. While you are with your pet outside, pull some weeds while the pet does its business.
When it’s harvest time, you should utilize a basket that you put laundry in to carry your veggies. You can also use a laundry basket as a strainer. When you put your produce in a basket, you can then rinse it off and let it strain any excess water through the laundry basket holes.
The compost pile should include equal parts of dried material and green plant material. Garden wastes, such as grass clippings, are classified as green materials. Paper and straw are dry plant materials. Certain substances will undermine your composting efforts and cancel out any benefits; these include meat, charcoal, ash or plants that have diseases or fungal growths.
Killing weeds the natural way? Use several layers of newspapers for weed control. Weeds must have sunlight in order to grow. The newspaper will block sunlight and weeds won’t be able to grow. As an added benefit, the newspapers will decompose over time, becoming organic compost. If you want it to look better, just add a layer or two of much over top of the newspapers.
Organic gardening may sometimes require more effort than resorting to chemicals, but the payoff in the end is well worth the work. While the chemical companies claim great benefits, organic gardening will always provide the most rewarding and healthy crops.
One thing that sets organic gardening apart from conventional gardening is that commercial pesticides are not used. This is great for your health, but you do want to check the produce for bugs prior to using it.
Rotate your garden at least once a year. If the types of plants that you grow are consistent from one year to the next, they may be more prone to diseases and plant fungus. These plant killing phenomena can lay dormant down in the dirt, waiting and willing to strike your next year’s plants. By mixing things up and planting in various spots, you will be able to keep disease and fungus at bay.
Anyone may plant gardens, but only those who are knowledgeable can get more out of their planted crops. Use the tips provided here for organic gardening.