You desire a vibrant and healthy organic garden. Your timing is awesome! To follow is plenty of useful advice to get your organic garden underway.
Think about planting everbearing strawberries in your garden, especially if you have small children. Children will be more willing to help you if they can pluck their own fruit from the garden.
Easily and quickly prepare your ground for a garden of perennials. Use a spade to dig into the turf, turn the turf over, then spread the area with approximately three inches of wood chips. Wait two weeks, then dig in and plant the new perennials.
After sprouting occurs, you will not need to keep seeds as warm. To ensure that your plants do not suffer shock, start eliminating the use of a heat source. This also includes removing any plastic that you had covering the plant or container. Watch your seeds carefully to know when you can take these steps.
You should add a two to three inch layer of organic mulch to your flower bed. This will discourage weeds from growing, add nutrients, and retain the moisture in your garden. In addition, your flower beds will have a beautiful, finished appearance year round.
Organize your gardening so that you can work efficiently. It’s frustrating to search for a tool for a half hour. Organize the tools you will need before you head to the garden, and put every item away when you finish your work. You can use a tool belt, or you may want to wear pants with extra pockets.
When developing your compost pile, use equal measures of dried and green material. Green plant material comprises leaves, weeds, spent flowers, grass clippings, and fruit and vegetable waste. Your dried material can be things such as sawdust, paper shreds, wood shavings, straw and cardboard. Never put meat in your compost or even the waste from your family pets. These can harbor diseases that won’t be killed by the composting process.
Create a raised bed for your garden out of stone, bricks or untreated wood. Any wood you use needs to be untreated and resistant to rot. Good choices are cypress, cedar and locust. If you use treated wood in your vegetable garden, the chemicals in the wood can make their way into the soil, and in turn, to your crops. In the event your vegetable garden already has treated wood as part of its enclosure, consider replacing it, or painting it, or wrapping the treated wood in some protective covering. Keep in mind that if any of the untreated wood is below the ground, you should dig it up to make sure that you completely protect your vegetable garden from the chemicals in the treated wood.
Your authenticity as an organic grower is solidified when you obtain the organic gardening certification. With this, you and your crops are credible and 100% legitimately organic. This is important for your business and to your customers. This will improve your sales and show your faithful customers that they are getting the best possible food that is grown.
Now you should be much more prepared when it comes to organic gardening. You are now the expert, even if you didn’t think so before. These tips should get you started, and with some ideas of your own, you should have a thriving, beautiful garden in no time.