When you have the option, organically grown produce is almost always far superior to the other choices in the grocery store. So instead of purchasing organic produce, why not try growing your own? Read on to find out how to build your own organic garden, in your own home!
Allow your children to actively participate in planting your organic garden. A garden can provide a wonderful learning experience for children, and will give you an opportunity to bond with them while you produce healthy food.
If you have an organic garden and children, plant some everbearing strawberries for them. Children will be more willing to help you if they can pluck their own fruit from the garden.
As the seeds sprout, they’ll need less warmth. Sprouting plants can be removed from the heat source. If you used plastic wrap to insulate your seedlings, you should now remove it. Watch the seeds so you can know when you do this.
Coat your flower beds with a few inches of an organic mulch. Mulch discourages weeds and helps retain moisture while adding nutrients to your flower bed. You will also have a gorgeous and finished organic flower bed.
To avoid tracking the mud and dirt that will get on your gardening shoes, use plastic bags. This lets you be able to return to the garden without interrupting your work.
Coffee grounds are a good addition to your soil. Coffee has a lot of essential nutrients that plants need. Usually, nitrogen is limited with a plant, but using coffee grounds, diluted urea, or compost can make your plants grow faster and taller.
Do not let your gardening chores add up. You may not have a lot of time to exclusively devote to your gardening hobby, but you can make the most of the time you do have. If you put the dog outside, weed a few spots in the garden while your dog goes to the bathroom.
Use a laundry basket to help you collect produce from your garden. It makes a great strainer for your vegetables. If you leave your produce in the basket while rinsing it, the basket will be able to serve as a strainer, with the extra water dripping out the holes in the bottom of the basket.
If slugs are an issue in your garden, a beer trap can make them go away. Place a jar into the soil so that the top of it’s mouth rests parallel with the soil. Pour beer into the jar until it’s almost full. Leave an inch of space between the beer and the jar top. The slugs will be attracted to the beer, and will then become trapped within the jar.
Gardening, especially organic gardening, helps you feel more “at one” with the earth. Approaching gardening in this way will enlighten you in the entire process from beginning to end.
There’s no need to buy produce that’s not up to standard. Use the suggestions outlined above to help you start growing your very own fruits and veggies today.