Expert Advice About Organic Gardening And You
You want to create a healthy and fresh organic garden. Congratulations on making the right decision. These tips will help you start an organic garden.
It is important to keep the temperature set between 65 and 75 degrees, if you wish to raise plants in the home. Plants need to be in an environment that is neither too warm nor too cool for them to grow. If you aren’t wanting your house to be this warm in the winter, you can use a heat lamp on the plants.
Preparing the soil for your perennial garden is easy. All you need to do is use a garden spade to slice under the turf, flip it over, then spread wood chips over the area about three to four inches deep. Wait two weeks, then dig in and plant the new perennials.
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Use several inches of organic materials for mulch in your flower beds. This will help to inhibit weed growth, helps to lock in moisture, and adds needed nutrients to your organic garden. It also adds a uniform and cohesive look to the garden.
Tuck away some plastic grocery bags and use them to slip over your muddy boots. You will save time and be back in the garden much more quickly by doing this.
An old laundry basket makes a great way to gather your harvest. The laundry basket can be used as a colander for your produce. 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.
Would you like to kill those obnoxious weeds naturally? You need to have many layers of newspapers in order to provide proper weed control. Weeds can only grow when there is adequate sunlight. By placing newspaper over them, they will not get light and suffocate. The newspapers will break down over a period of time, and will become part of your compost. It can look more attractive by adding a mulch layer.
A good thing to know when it comes to your organic garden, and running it, is to, a couple times a day, lightly ruffle the seedlings with cardboard or your hand. This sounds like total nonsense, but there is research suggesting that it does promote plant growth relative to unpetted plants.
If slugs are a problem in your garden, use a beer trap to kill them naturally. Start by burying a wide-mouth jar in the soil, ensuring that the rim of the jar is just at the soil’s surface. After you have placed the jar in the soil, fill with beer to approximately one inch of the top. The scent of the beer will bait the slugs into the jar and they will become trapped.
If you sell your crops and label them organic, you should get an organic garden certified seal. This can boost sales and tell loyal customers that you’re providing the best to them.
After reading these tips, you shouldn’t have many questions about organic gardening. You are now the expert, even if you didn’t think so before. Remember to apply these tips as you plan and take care of your garden.