In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
If you’re really serious about environmentally-friendly gardening practices, refrain from developing some of your land and use it as an animal habitat. As the natural wildlife begins to flourish, the various insects, birds, and other natural life around will all blend together and actually assist your garden as it begins to grow.
One way to ensure efficiency while gardening is to keep your tools close by. Use a large bucket, or wear rugged pants with several pockets. Keep gloves, small pruning shears, a trowel and any other tools handy in order to increase the quickness of the work that goes into your garden.
Do not underestimate pine as great mulch. Some garden plants are high in acidity, and do better with acidic soil. If that’s the case, the easiest thing to do is use pine needles for beds. Simply add a layer of pine needles a couple of inches deep to the plant beds. The needles will decompose over time and provide the soil with acidity.
It is common knowledge that grounds from brewed coffee are good for soil. Coffee grounds will add nitrogen to your soil which will make them helpful for some of your plants. Coffee grounds as a source of nitrogen for plants are usually limited to acid-loving plants because coffee is acidic. A strong nitrogen source in your garden area is a wonderful way to have healthy and strong plants.
Be aware of spacing considerations when you are first planting your organic garden. You can easily underestimate how much space the plants need until they begin to grow. Your plants will need the space not only because of their physical size, but also because the space will provide air circulation for the garden. Because of this, you should always take the time to ensure that there’s enough distance between all your seeds.
Be sure your new compost pile contains roughly the same proportion of dried and green plants. Garden wastes, such as grass clippings, are classified as green materials. Dried plant matter, on the other hand, includes shredded paper, used wood chips and straw. Avoid using animal manure, charcoal or diseased plants in your compost.
One unusual tip in organic gardening, is to “pet” your seedlings often. Use your hands or a piece of cardboard and lightly ruffle the seedling about one or two times a day. This probably sounds like an odd recommendation, but research has shown that this technique encourages more plant growth, than no petting at all.
A beer trap can help to eradicate slugs. Dig a hole just deep enough for a glass jar to be placed in it while the jar still has its rim in line with the surface of the ground. After you have placed the jar in the soil, fill with beer to approximately one inch of the top. Slugs are attracted to the beer and become trapped in the container.
With the information you just learned, you can start trying different organic methods in your own garden. Take the tips you have learned here and apply them to your efforts. Grow an aesthetically pleasing organic garden that will feed you well by applying the simple tips you got in this article.