You probably know quite a bit about organic foods, whether you have read about them, or noticed them at your local supermarket. Distinguishing which foods are organic is really quite simple. These have different packages and cost a bit more. Look at the following advice to learn how to start an organic garden.
Your tool handles can double as measuring sticks. Tools that have long handles such as rakes, hoes and shovels can be used in place of a measuring stick. All you have to do is lay them on the floor then use a measuring tape to measure their length. Label the distances with a permanent marker. Now when you go to work in the garden, you will have a ruler that is large at your fingertips!
If you want to keep your garden free of pests, start with healthy soil! If you have healthy looking plants, they are stronger and more resistant to diseases and bugs. If you start with balanced soil, your garden will produce healthy plants with the best yield. Refrain from using chemicals since these will increase the salt content of the soil.
Cover fences and walls with climbing plants. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season. You can also use them in your landscape to cover an existing arbor, or allow them to climb up trees, or through shrubs. There are those that have to be fixed to a support, but others will find a surface to cling to all on their own through twining stems or tendrils. Plants such as clematis, wisteria, climbing roses, or honeysuckle are always great choices.
Use the correct type of soil for best results. The soil may have to be adapted, depending on what types of plants you’re planning for the garden. You may also be able to design an artificial area that contains one type of dirt.
Pre-soak seeds overnight in a dark place. Place a small amount of seeds in a little container, while filling it to the brim with water. This lets water soak into the seeds, giving them an extra boost of hydration when they start growing. The seeds will most likely have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
You can alleviate this problem by planting grasses that your cat will naturally gravitate towards. Additionally, use your cat’s keen sense of smell to your advantage. Citrus fruit peels and mothballs both smell horrible to cats, so put them on the soil near the plants your cat likes to eat.
A good but unusual organic solution for weeding your plants is try “boiling” your weeds way. One of the safest “herbicides” you can find is a pot of boiling water. Douse the weeds with this pot, just avoid the nearby plants. The weeds’ roots will be damaged by the boiling water; normally, this prevents them from continuing to grow.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.