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What There Is To Know About Organic Gardening

 

Many people are discovering just how wonderful having an organic garden can be. Read this article to find out what you need to do to get started. Just put these tips to work for you and you will soon see great results.

Strawberries are a good organic garden choice for families with strawberries, particularly everbearing strawberries. Kids are quite eager to pick fruit from a garden, and will help with the planting if they get a nice snack out of it at the end.

The ideal temperature to set your thermostat for indoor plants is between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit during the daylight hours. Your plants will not grow well if it is too cold. Heat lamps can be used to promote growth without the necessity of raising your home’s interior temperature.

It’s simple to lay a new perennial bed. It isn’t as hard as it may seem; you basically just slice down under the turf, flip it over, and spread wood chips four to three inches. Wait two weeks or so, and then you are ready to jump right in with digging and planting.

Be efficient when working in your garden. It’s frustrating to search for a tool for a half hour. Prepare them all ahead of time and have them handy before you need to garden, and then put them back in their place when done. Wear pants with several pockets or use a tool belt.

When planting your organic garden, spacing is an important thing to keep in mind. People often underestimate how much space plants will need when once they’re grown. You will also need to ensure that you allow ample space around full-grown plants for air circulation. Plant the plants appropriately when it comes to spacing the seeds.

Laundry Basket

An old laundry basket makes a great way to gather your harvest. A laundry basket will act as a strainer for your produce. When you put your produce in a basket, you can then rinse it off and let it strain any excess water through the laundry basket holes.

 

A rule of thumb followed by many planters is to bury the seeds in soil to a depth of around three times the diameter of the actual seed. Some seeds shouldn’t be covered and must be in sunlight at all times. Petunia and ageratum seeds need direct sunlight, for example. If you don’t know whether your seeds require sun exposure, check the seed package or search online for the information.

One odd but apparently useful tip for growing organic plants, is to lightly brush your plants with your fingers or a piece of cardboard 1-2 times a day. It sounds weird, but research has shown that handling the seedling like this often will make them grow bigger than seedlings that are ignored.

Creating a trap with beer can help reduce the number of slugs in your garden. Place a jar into the soil so that the top of it’s mouth rests parallel with the soil. Keep the jar filled with beer, up to about an inch from the top. Slugs will be attracted to the beer and fall into the jar.

Treated Wood

Try to use untreated wood, brick or stone and make a raised bed. If you choose to use wood, see to it that it’s untreated and that it can resist rotting. Some good choices include locust, cypress, and cedar. In order to avoid toxic substances from getting into the ground and perhaps into your vegetables, avoid using treated wood to enclose or demarcate different sections of your vegetable garden. If your existing garden structure contains treated wood, at least take the time to make a plastic lining beneath the soil.

As was mentioned earlier, perfecting your organic garden just takes some patience, and investment of time. Use the tips you found here, mixed with some of your own ideas, to have a productive, environmentally friendly garden. The tips in this article will lead to great success no matter which varieties you choose to grow.

 
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