If you are environmentally conscious and worried about the toxic effects of chemicals, organic horticulture may be for you. Organic gardeners eschew the harsh chemicals and fertilizers used by large corporate farms. Also, organic gardening can save you a lot of money. Read on to learn a few tips if you are thinking about growing your own organic garden.
Take the time to remove weeds. Weeds can turn a beautiful garden into an eyesore. To do this, think about using white vinegar. The acidity of the vinegar is harmful to most plants. By placing a white vinegar solution in a spray bottle, you can spray the weeds away instead of having to pull them out manually.
When you decide to add vegetables into your garden space, be aware that they must be placed where they will receive direct sunlight for a minimum of six hours daily. Many vegetables need about this much sun to grow quickly. It’s also the same for some types of flowers.
Do you love fresh mint leaves but hate how they quickly grow to take over your garden? Keep your mint growth under control by planting them in pots and/or garden containers. You can even plant the container in the ground. That way, the roots won’t be able to escape the container, and the plant won’t overrun your garden.
Working in your garden is an excellent way to relax yourself. There are a variety of ways to find peace and relaxation on a personal level. Of these, gardening is by far one of the most enjoyable and easiest to start. It does however require a small investment of money but has tremendous returns. Your beautiful lush garden will allow you to reap a harvest of peaceful tranquility.
Avoid damage from the sun by dressing correctly when you garden. Put on some sunglasses, sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat. If you shield your skin from the sun correctly, your risk of sunburn and cancers will go down.
It never hurts to keep a few bags around the house to protect your floors from dirty gardening shoes. This allows you to work steadily and without distractions, making you a happier and more productive gardener.
Would you like to kill those obnoxious weeds naturally? You need to have many layers of newspapers in order to provide proper weed control. Weeds need sun for growth, just like any other plant. By placing newspaper over them, they will not get light and suffocate. Newspapers also break down over time, becoming part of your compost. Cover the newspaper with a thick layer of mulch for a more attractive look.
Use untreated wood, stone, or brick to build a raised bed. If you are to use wood, you should make sure that the wood is not treated and is also naturally rot resistant. Cypress, locust and cedar are all great examples of what woods to use when building a raised bed. In a veggie garden, don’t use treated wood since its chemicals can leech into the food crops and soil. If you have to use treated wood, you should line it with a bit of plastic to create a barrier.
Use the advice here to start your own organic garden. It is an interesting hobby and one that can improve your health. Your foods will taste better and not contain the heavy chemicals of store bought produce. You can also look forward to a rise in the number of wild visitors you receive in your garden.
Originally posted 2014-01-10 01:45:08.