The effort and knowledge you put into your garden shows in the results, particularly when you are working with organic material. It presents the fact that you are concerned about your plants and you want them to thrive. That is a quality to be admired. As with all skills, you can continuously improve your gardening through experience and further study. Some advice that will be of use to you follows.
If you are growing plants organically indoors, you have to consider the light that they are getting. If the garden will receive little sunlight, find plants that can grow in medium or low-light environments. Otherwise, you could simply use your own lights.
Keep your tools handy to work more efficiently. Keep the tools in a big bucket, or store them in strong pockets in your pants. You will be much more productive if you can quickly get to your spade, pruning shears, trowel and watering can.
When a seed actually sprouts, it doesn’t need to be in as warm an environment. Take your plants out of the heat once they start to grow. You must also take away plastic films from your containers in order to keep the warmth and humidity out. Observe your seeds carefully so that you can make these changes as soon as they start sprouting.
Space is very important when you plant an organic garden. Amateur gardeners often make the mistake of failing to leave enough space for fully matured plants. Plants need room for physical growth and for the air to circulate within the soil. Plan your garden accordingly, and make sure the right distance is between the seeds.
Organize the chores for your organic garden so they do not pile up. If your busy life prevents you from tending your garden every day, do small tasks to avoid having so much work when you do have some time. While you are with your pet outside, pull some weeds while the pet does its business.
If you are planting seeds in containers, a good rule of thumb is that the seed’s depth should be around three times its overall size. Be aware that some seeds shouldn’t be covered, as they need sunlight. Two common examples of this type of seed are ageratum and petunias. Always be sure to check online or with the company you’re purchasing the seeds from as to their sunlight needs.
For the best results when growing an organic garden, you should shake your seeds up a little bit. After planted, make sure you agitate the seeds at least twice daily, using your fingers or even a Popsicle stick. You may think it odd, but studies show that this action results in plant growth that is more substantial than would otherwise be achieved.
Build raised beds with untreated stone, brick or wood. If you choose to use wood, make sure it is naturally rot resistant and untreated. Excellent choices are cedar, locust and cypress. Do not use treated wood in your vegetable garden. If the ground cover you’ve used already contained treated lumber, line it with a barrier of some form.
It is a good idea to get organic garden certification so as to reaffirm your claims that your products really are organic. Having this certification will create a lot of trust with customers. People who want to eat organically will purchase from you with full confidence.
Organic foods are beneficial because they have not been contaminated by pesticides. Of course, organic produce is much healthier, but you should still thoroughly rinse it before consumption.
Now you have everything you need to work in your organic garden– the correct products and tools, and most importantly, the skill! Then you are ready to start gardening. The above tips were constructed to add to your personal organic gardening techniques, as you are never done learning. You might find some new techniques that you can test out in your garden.