A smart way to build a healthier diet is to start an organic garden. Much patience and effort are required though, in order to produce a successful and flourishing organic garden. You might be wondering where you need to start to have your very own organic garden.
Organic gardening is a safe hobby to share with your children. A garden can provide a wonderful learning experience for children, and will give you an opportunity to bond with them while you produce healthy food.
In order to maximize the efficiency of your gardening, ensure your gardening tools are kept close by you. You could do this by using a big bucket, or just wear old pants that have some deep pockets. You should always have your gloves, pruning shears and a trowel close to you.
Add three inches of mulch to your flower beds. A thick layer of mulch will prevent weeds, reduce watering needs and fertilize your garden. Your flower beds should also look beautiful all year long.
When you are doing work in your garden, be efficient. One of the biggest time wasters is not keeping track of your tools and having to look for them every time you need them. By keeping your tools in a certain area, they will always be ready whenever you are. 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.
Add coffee grounds to your garden’s soil. These coffee grounds have many nitrogenous nutrients that your plants could use. Many times, nitrogen is a limiting nutrient in soils. Adding coffee grounds or compost can add nitrogen to your soils will help your plants grow tall and healthy.
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.
One unusual tip in organic gardening, is to “pet” your seedlings often. Use your hands or a piece of cardboard and lightly ruffle the seedling about one or two times a day. Although this method may seem counterproductive, it actually helps the seeds to grow quicker and stronger.
In conclusion, creating and maintaining an organic garden requires hard work, effort and research. After you have begun to grow the garden, it is true that you need to maintain it to get the best possible results. Keep the above advice at hand and you too can excel with organic gardening.