You have the desire to set up an organic garden that is nutritious and fresh. Congratulations on making the right decision. Below are a ton of wonderful tips to help you start an organic garden of your own.
Gardeners who are intrigued by the ideas of organic and sustainable methods should think about designating a portion of their landscape to support native plants and animals. Most likely, you will find your organic garden producing better once your property is home to the insects, birds, and other wildlife that plants rely on for pollination and the production and dispersal of seeds.
Plants growing in your home need a constant temperature of no less than 65 degrees. This is the optimum temperature to ensure strong growth. 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. Take your spade and work up a thin layer of soil. Turn that soil over, then spread a few inches of wood chips on the newly turned area. Let the area sit for a fortnight, then turn the earth and set up your new perennial bed.
Cover your muddy shoes with plastic bags. This way, you can get in and out quickly, and get back to work in the garden.
For some plants, pine needles makes an ideal mulch. Some garden plants have a higher acidity, and prefer a more acidic soil. If your garden contains plants like this, there are few things simpler than spreading some pine needles across your beds. Cover your beds with two inches of needles; acid will be dispersed into the soil as they decompose.
Procrastination leads to problems in a variety of areas, including organic gardening. If you’re too busy to do all those little things each day, there are some small steps you can take to not have all that work build up on you. If you’re outside with your pet, try to remove weeds when your pet is doing his business.
If you are starting your seedlings out in small containers, you should use a layer of potting soil that is three times as deep as the size of a single seed. But, is important to realize the some seeds ought not be covered, as they need complete exposure to sun. Typical examples are petunias and ageratum. If you are unsure if your seeds should be covered, refer to the seed packet, or if that is not available, look for information online.
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. While it seems a little odd, it has been reported that this can encourage plant growth.
At this point, you should feel more confident about your gardening skills. No matter how comfortable you felt about the subject, you should be more so now. Use the advice you have been given to make your organic garden bloom like never before.