Organic gardening is a hobby that anybody can do in order to relax. But, newcomers may find the process to be somewhat overwhelming at first. So, what exactly should a novice learn and do when they want to start growing plants? Read the information provided below, of course!
When working in the garden, know exactly what you are using. Try using organic substitutes for the typical chemical fertilizers. If you haven’t already tried it, consider making your own compost. If you choose to go organic, you have less of a chance that there will be chemical, toxic buildups in your soil and water.
A terrific way to fertilize your plants in the garden is by creating compost of your own. A fun way that this can be done is by placing small worms in a compost bin. Red wiggler worms, some dirt, kitchen scraps and newspaper shreds in a bin will get you started.
Overall, a layer of mulch is beneficial for the soil. Mulch acts as a protective shield for the soil it covers. It protects roots because it helps the soil stay cooler when it’s hot outside. It helps the soil retain moisture longer by reducing the evaporation rate. It will also serve as a method of controlling unwanted weeds.
When planting seeds in containers, remember that the planting depth should be around three times bigger than the seed size. However, you should always know that some seeds cannot be covered, even the slightest bit, because they need to be in direct sunlight. Typical examples are petunias and ageratum. If you are unsure as to whether or not your seeds should be covered or not, try to read the package or find the answer online.
For your flower beds, organic material should be used as mulch. Two or three inches should be enough. Mulch will minimize weed growth and maximize nutrients and moisture. In addition, your flower beds will have a beautiful, finished appearance year round.
Weeds are annoying in any garden. This organic weed killer is safer for the environment and you and your family.
Take the leaves you’ve raked from your yard as a simple organic compost that can be mixed with your soil. This is because leaves decompose, so you give your plants a healthy organic compost full of nutrients to help your plants grow. Not only is this method particularly simple, but is also absolutely free.
Reading this article has hopefully given you some great ideas to begin your experiences in organic gardening. You will eat better and have a fun and relaxing hobby that lets you enjoy the great outdoors. Use what you have learned, and your garden will blossomShare