The rewards of an organic garden to your health and eating pleasure are innumerable. However, you should be aware that organic gardening is hard work. Are you wondering where to start?
If you have a high priority for sustainability in your organic gardening, try leaving a corner of the property undeveloped as a mini wildlife refuge. The presence of native flowers, trees and grasses will attract birds and insects. You will be rewarded by an appealing and flourishing landscape.
Planted flowers will benefit from organic materials that are built up to as much as three inches. This fights weeds, retains moisture, and gives your garden valuable nutrients. You will also have a gorgeous and finished organic flower bed.
When it is harvest time, use a laundry basket. This type of basket can double as a large colander for the fruits and vegetables you pick. The basket won’t be affected by the water and it will drain right off as though it were poured into a large sieve.
Use a beer trap to get rid of unwanted pests, like slugs. Bury a single glass jar with the open mouth level with your soil in the garden. Fill the jar with beer within one inch of the top. Slugs will be attracted to the beer and find themselves trapped.
A great thing about organic foods produced by organic gardens is their lack of pesticides. Although this is great for your health, you need to make sure that you check all the produce careful for any bugs or pests before consuming.
Grow garlic in your organic garden. You can place garlic cloves directly into the moist, fertile soil during spring or autumn months. Set them four inches apart, approximately one to two inches deep into the soil, with their ends up. While they are growing and still green, the shoots can be used like scallions or chives. The garlic will be matured when the green tops start drying out and turning brown. After harvesting, leave the bulbs out in the sun until the skin hardens. This helps them dry out. They could be stored in an area that is cold, tied or loose in bunches.
Plant twice- three weeks after planting tomatoes in the organic garden, plant more seeds. When you stagger your planting in this manner, your tomato plants will not be in bloom all at once, meaning you have fresh tomatoes for longer. Additionally, should something happen to during one of your harvests, your tomatoes will not all be ruined.
You can easily make a new garden for your perennials in just a few steps. Flip up the turf using a spade or shovel, then cover the exposed area with a thin layer of wood chips, about three or four inches. In a few weeks, cut into the bed to plant your perennials.
As you’ve read, organic gardening requires work, effort, and research so that you can grow organic plants. If you want to see success at your efforts, you have to continue working at it. Keep the tips offered in mind and you can see more success.