Most people in our society have heard about the benefits of eating organic, or seen organic products in the grocery store. You are probably aware of which foods are organic. They come is special packaging and they are usually a lot more expensive than their non-organic counterparts. In this article, we will offer your some essential gardening tips that can help you to save more by growing organic products at home.
Consider planting strawberries, especially ones that are everbearing, for your garden if you have small children. Children will be more willing to help you if they can pluck their own fruit from the garden.
If you want a sustainable garden, leave a part of it undisturbed for wildlife to enjoy. A natural area will allow beneficial birds and insects, many of which pollinate plants, to live on your property and help your garden grow stronger.
Having a garden of perennials can be an easy and quick process. Use your spade in a slicing motion to cut a flap of turf. Carefully turn the flap over, then cover the area with a three-inch layer of untreated wood chips. Wait two weeks or so, and then you are ready to jump right in with digging and planting.
Have all of your tools available to you as you garden to increase efficiency. You should use a large pail and wear sturdy pants that have several pockets. Tools you’ll need to garden efficiently include towels, gloves, pruning shears and other plant-specific tools.
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. Space is necessary for the plants, but air circulation is also important. Think ahead and give each plant room for expansion, by properly spacing the seeds.
Regularity is the key to keeping your organic garden in order, don’t let your list of chores pile up. Sometimes it might prove difficult to get in a little gardening time every day. However, you shouldn’t fret, as there are a few things you can do that can minimize the time you spend gardening when you do manage to get to it. Even if you’re just taking the dog for a walk, bend down and pick a few weeds.
When planting seeds into a container, the depth of your planting should be three times bigger than the seed. There are some seeds, however, that you should not cover at all, since they need sunlight to germinate. Some common examples include ageratum and petunias. If you don’t know whether your seeds require sun exposure, check the seed package or search online for the information.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.