One great way to improve your diet and give yourself a fun an interesting hobby is to plant an organic garden. However, you should be aware that organic gardening is hard work. This may make you wonder how you can begin to grow your personal organic garden.
If you plan to raise organic plants inside, you need to think about how much light they will get. If your house or apartment doesn’t get a lot of natural light, one option is to grow something that only requires medium or low light. If you have a different type of plant, extra lighting can always help.
It can be extremely fast and easy to plant perennials into your garden. Simply use a spade or small shovel to get under the grass or turf and flip it over. Then, using wood chips, cover the area to a depth of three or four inches. Let the area sit for a couple weeks, then begin digging into it and planting your new perennials.
Use about two to three inches of organic material as mulch in all of 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.
Make the most of the time spent in your garden. Don’t waste your time by searching high and low for that packet of seeds or spade. Prepare all the tools you need before you go out to work on your garden, and put them away nicely when you are done. You can keep your garden tools in a tool belt, or in your pockets. Another good idea is to keep them all in a bucket that you carry around with you.
Cover your muddy shoes with plastic bags. You will be able to go in and out without having to keep taking your shoes on and off.
Mix used coffee grounds into your soil. Coffee grounds add many nitrogenous nutrients to the soil that will benefit your plants. Usually, nitrogen is limited with a plant, but using coffee grounds, diluted urea, or compost can make your plants grow faster and taller.
A beer trap is an effective way of of dealing with any slugs that invade your organic garden. Dig a hole just deep enough for a glass jar to be placed in it while the jar still has its rim in line with the surface of the ground. Fill that with beer just under an inch from the top of your jar. Beer attracts slugs and then they’ll get stuck in the jar.
As has been outlined in the above article, you need to research all about organic gardening, and know that it will take a lot of work and effort in order to grow organic plants of your own. In addition, it’s true that you must be consistent if you want to see results. Keep the above advice at hand and you too can excel with organic gardening.