Organic gardening is wonderfully therapeutic and anyone can enjoy it. But, when a person begins organic gardening, they may feel overwhelmed. How should a novice gardener get started? Well, read the tips below, of course!
Involve your children in gardening. A garden can be a great learning experience for your children, and it gives you a chance to bond while producing healthy food.
Think about planting everbearing strawberries in your garden, especially if you have small children. Children find it fun to pick strawberries and love to assist with the harvest if they get some yummy treats as they work.
If you are planning to grow plants within the house, the temperature should be maintained between 65 and 75 degrees within the daylight hours. Indoor plants grow best at these warm temperatures. If your thermostat is normally kept lower in winter, you can use a heat lamp to keep your plants warm enough.
Use an aged laundry basket when you want to collect your produce. A laundry basket will act as a strainer for your produce. Rinse the produce while it sits in the basket, the extra water will go through the holes in the basket.
Do you want to know how to kill weeds in a natural way? Take layers of newspapers and use them for weed control. Weeds must have sunlight in order to grow. If the weeds have already sprouted, you can place the newspapers over them and they will die due to lack of sunlight. You can use newspapers because of how nicely they break down, they can be added into compost. You can cover the newspapers with mulch to make them look more attractive if you like!
When planting seeds in containers, plant the seed roughly three times deeper than the seed’s size. You should know that certain seeds need not be covered, because they need the sunlight. Some typical examples are petunias and ageratum. If you are unsure if your seeds should be covered, refer to the seed packet, or if that is not available, look for information online.
Keep slugs out of your organic garden naturally, using a beer trap. Take a glass jar and bury it in your garden so that the top of it is level with the soil. Now, fill the jar with beer to approximately an inch below the lip. Slugs will be attracted by the beer and fall into the jar.
Over-watering your plants is not healthy because too much water may inhibit the roots from getting nutrients out of the soil. You should always check the weather forecast, in advance, for chances of rainfall before you water the plants. If it is going to be a wet day, you don’t need to water the plants yourself.
Try cultivating organic gardening. Cloves should be planted whole during the fall or early spring months. Garlic grows best in soil that retains moisture but drains well. Put them an inch or two down into the soil with the pointed end up placed about four inches apart. You can cut green garlic shoots while they grow, you can then use them in place of scallions and chives. You can harvest the bulbs as the tops begin to turn brown. Leave the bulbs out to dry and exposed to the sun for a few days so that the skin hardens a bit. You should store your garlic cloves in a cooler area and tie them in some bunches.
Now you have the groundwork of knowledge necessary to start enjoying organic gardening. It is very relaxing and fun to work in a beautiful garden. With the tips presented above at the forefront of your mind, you can begin to grow delicious organic produce like a professional.