Organic gardening requires a lot of patience and talent. It is a good way to grow healthy fresh foods in an environmentally friendly, chemical-free way. This particular hobby may not be as easy as it sounds. Continue on for some helpful advice that will have you gardening like a pro.
You can help your plants resist disease by spraying them with aspirin water. An aspirin and a half, combined with a couple of gallons of water, will do amazing things for your plants. The simple practice of spraying them with the mix will help them fight off diseases. Spray them once about every three weeks.
One of the problems that people come up against when trying to grow organic plants indoors is a lack of natural light. If you live in a home or apartment that does not get great sunlight you may want to consider growing plants that are designed to grow in low or medium-light environments. If you cannot achieve success merely through plant selection, consider using artificial light sources.
Prepare the ground for a perennial garden quickly and easily. All you need to do is use a garden spade to slice under the turf, flip it over, then spread wood chips over the area about three to four inches deep. Wait for a few weeks and plant new perennials in this area.
Take your seedlings and saplings to a cooler spot once they are established. As your plants grow, move them away from the source of heat. Uncover your containers; the plastic wrap traps humidity, so you need to remove it to stop your plants from overheating. Watch the seeds so you can know when you do this.
Try to work as efficiently as possible when gardening. One of the biggest time wasters is not keeping track of your tools and having to look for them every time you need them. Before you make a trip to your garden, you should gather all tools and items in advance. Afterwards, be sure to return them to their original storage place. If you need to use a tool belt, try using some pants with pockets in them.
You can use something like a laundry basket to gather all of your produce together when the time comes. The basket will make a great strainer when you wash your vegetables. You can rinse your produce off while it is in the basket, and the excess water will strain through the holes of your laundry basket.
One unusual tip in organic gardening, is to “pet” your seedlings often. Use your hands or a piece of cardboard and lightly ruffle the seedling about one or two times a day. Although this method may seem counterproductive, it actually helps the seeds to grow quicker and stronger.
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. Fill this jar up with beer almost entirely. Slugs are attracted by the beer and won’t be able to exit the jar once they enter.
Successful organic gardening incorporates quite a few elements, such as patience, knowledge and nature. It is an activity that uses the power of the earth to create something delicious an nourishing. If you want to make the most of your clean, green, organic garden, you should put your new skills to the test.