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What You Need To Learn About Organic Gardening

You have many options available to enable you to grow a vivacious and colorful organic garden of your very own. Just learn some techniques, and put the ones that resonate with you into practice.

One way to create a great organic garden is to allow for a portion of your yard to be undeveloped for wildlife. Certain wildlife can be good for an organic garden; birds and insects can help your plants reproduce and be as healthy as they can be!

After seeds have sprouted, they require less warmth than they did prior to sprouting. Locate your plants further from your heat source as they mature. If you have plastic films on your containers, remove them. Watch your seeds closely to find the right time to do this.

Put an organic material, such as mulch two or three inches deep, in your flower beds. Mulch will minimize weed growth and maximize nutrients and moisture. A layer of mulch also creates a more attractive appearance.

Coffee Grounds

It is common knowledge that grounds from brewed coffee are good for soil. Coffee grounds are full of nitrogenous nutrients that growing plants need. Nitrogen is a nutrient that will help your plants grow taller and bloom faster, so use those coffee grounds, extra compost, or diluted urea to make this happen.

Old laundry baskets are handy tools at harvest time. Laundry baskets which have holes in them act as giant strainers for your home grown produce. Rinse off your produce while it’s in the laundry basket, and any excess water will be strained out through the basket’s holes.

Compost Pile

Your compost pile should contain green plant materials and dry plant materials. Green plant material can include items such as leftover produce waste, grass clippings and leaves. For the dry end of the spectrum, think of things like paper and cardboard, sawdust, hay, etc. Your compost pile should never contain meat, ashes or charcoal.

Don’t use pesticides – kill your weeds naturally! To control the growth of weeds, all you need is last week’s Sunday paper. Weeds need sunlight to grow. The newspaper will block sunlight and weeds won’t be able to grow. Newspapers easily break down over a period of time, and eventually become a portion of the compost. Use mulch on the top in order to make everything look attractive.

A good thing to know when it comes to your organic garden, and running it, is to, a couple times a day, lightly ruffle the seedlings with cardboard or your hand. This may sound strange, but research has proven that doing this will help your plants grow bigger than if they were not petted at all.

While anybody can plant a few seeds, only people who’ve educated themselves can create an amazing, thriving organic garden. Put this advice to work for you.

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