Successful organic gardening requires the use of some particular methods and techniques. All it takes is a little research, and some strategic implementation.
If little ones live in your home, consider including everbearing strawberries in the garden plot. Children are thrilled to harvest fruit from their own garden, and doing so often makes them more enthusiastic about helping out with the more hum-drum aspects of tending a garden.
Make sure you have some plastic bags around so that you can cover any muddy gardening shoes you have. This allows you to keep going, getting back to your garden quickly.
Using coffee grounds as part of your soil mixture in your garden is often advised for healthy plants. Plants can use the nitrogenous nutrients found in coffee grounds. It is best for your plants to use coffee grounds that are part of a blend of ingredients in the compost or soil you are using for your plants, rather than directly adding coffee grounds to your garden plants.
Spacing is an important factor to consider when planting your garden. You can easily underestimate how much space the plants need until they begin to grow. This will give you enough room to work around your garden without smashing any plants. Keep this in mind when appropriating spots to plant your seeds.
Try not to let the chores associated to your organic garden build up. Even if you are too busy to tend to your gardens needs every day, you can try little things that will prevent you from having a lot of work when you return to your garden. Grab a handful of weeds, throw down some mulch, or toss some water on it anytime you walk by.
When planting seeds you should cover them with fine soil. Determine its depth by looking at the seed’s size and multiplying it by three. It is important to note though, that not all seeds are covered to this depth, as some need direct sunlight to grow properly. Petunia and ageratum seeds need direct sunlight, for example. If you do now know how to plant your seed, consult the information that came with the seed when you bought it or check online for helpful information.
Though organic farming can present challenges that traditional farming with the use of chemicals does not, harvesting the crops is reward itself for the hard work. Even though the claims of the chemicals may be astounding, the organic way is always going to provide the best reward to you and whoever is eating your crops.
Anyone can plant a garden, but only those with the proper knowledge will receive the most out of their crop. These tips on organic gardening are here to guide you on the right path.