There are various all-natural methods you may use for growing a vibrant, healthy, and bright organic garden. All you need to do is educate yourself about organic gardening, and take advantage of the tips available.
If you want to get children in on the fun, plant a few strawberries, everbearing if possible. Children find it fun to pick strawberries and love to assist with the harvest if they get some yummy treats as they work.
It’s simple to quickly prepare your soil for the planting of a perennial garden. Use your spade to slice chunks of turf up, then flip each piece over, and spread wood chips on top to a depth of four inches. Allow a few weeks to pass by before you dig down into the applied soil.
Have your gardening tools near you to minimize the time spent searching for them. Use a bucket large enough to hold all your equipment or wear pants with multiple pockets. Have gloves, shears, a trowel and anything else you need handy for quick use.
Use about two to three inches of organic material as mulch in all of your flower beds. This fights weeds, retains moisture, and gives your garden valuable nutrients. This will also make your flowers appear beautiful and finished all year long.
Tuck away some plastic grocery bags and use them to slip over your muddy boots. This allows you to maintain your flow so you can rapidly get back to your gardening.
Paying attention to spacing is important. Many people don’t realize exactly how much space a plant needs when it grows. Beyond just the physical space that the plants will need, you should also consider the airflow that the plants will require. If necessary, use a ruler to measure the distance between each plant.
Procrastination leads to problems in a variety of areas, including organic gardening. No matter what your schedule is like, you should be able to fit in small things that will help you avoid having an overwhelming amount of work all at once. For instance, pluck weeds while you take your dog outside or before getting in your car.
You can use something like a laundry basket to gather all of your produce together when the time comes. This type of basket can double as a large colander for the fruits and vegetables you pick. While your freshly harvested fruits and vegetables are still in the basket, rinse them off and any excess water will run off through the laundry basket holes.
In an organic garden, ruffle any seedlings with a piece of cardboard, or even your hand, a couple times each day. That may sound like a silly thing to do, but it’s been proven to help plants grow larger than they would otherwise.
Slugs are a nuisance that can be easily remedied with the use of an organic beer tramp. Place a jar into the soil so that the top of it’s mouth rests parallel with the soil. Next, fill up the jar with beer until there is around one inch between the liquid level and the jar top. The slugs will be drawn to the beer and then drown in the jar.
Anyone can have a garden, but it takes knowledge to have a productive and healthy one. Put these organic gardening tips to use.