One great way to improve your diet and give yourself a fun an interesting hobby is to plant an organic garden. For best results, however, you need to put in the right amount of effort. This can make you wonder where to begin for growing your own organic garden.
Properly lay your sod. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Thoroughly weed the soil, and work it into a fine, smooth tilth. Make sure the soil is packed firmly and even. The soil should be adequately moistened. You want the sod laid down in staggered rows, and the joints to be offset from each other. Even out the surface of the sod by firming it down flat, filling any available gaps with a handful of dirt. Keep the sod moist and avoid walking on it until it is well-rooted, usually two to three weeks.
Having healthy soil in your garden is your number one defense against pests! Healthy soil leads to healthy plants with more strength to deflect those insects and various diseases. To boost your garden’s prospects of giving you the healthiest possible plants, make sure you begin with premium soil devoid of salt-accumulating chemicals.
When fall arrives, it’s time to plant your autumn vegetables. Rather than using clay pots or planters for your lettuce and kale, plant them in a pumpkin! Once you’ve cut its top and scooped the insides out, spray the edges and inside with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rotting. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
Make sure to pre-soak seeds, preferably in a dark location. Use a small container filled with water to nearly the top and place several seeds in it. This will keep your seeds hydrated and give you a little head start with your growing. The seeds will now have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
A simple way to lower the alkaline content of your soil is to dilute it with coffee grounds. Using coffee grounds is a low-cost way to increase the acidity of the soil. With it, you will find that your greens and vegetables will be more vibrant and tasty!
As you’ve read, organic gardening requires work, effort, and research so that you can grow organic plants. It also holds true, that if you want to see results, you need to keep putting effort into it. Keep the above advice at hand and you too can excel with organic horticulture.