You want to have a fresh and organic garden. You have certainly come to the right place! Below are some excellent ideas to help you begin down the road to an exceptional organic garden.
Add aspirin to your plants to help them fight sickness. Try dissolving around one and one half aspirins into around 2 gallons of water for your plants. The simple practice of spraying them with the mix will help them fight off diseases. Apply this solution to your plants every few weeks.
If you are planning to grow plants within the house, the temperature should be maintained between 65 and 75 degrees within the daylight hours. Your plants will not grow well if it is too cold. If there are times during the year when you would prefer not to have the temperature that high, another solution you can utilize is to purchase heat lamps for your organic plants.
Organic indoor plants may need additional light sources to make up for the light they miss out on by being indoors. This needs to be considered. If the garden will receive little sunlight, find plants that can grow in medium or low-light environments. Using UV lamps is a great way to grow an organic garden anywhere.
Prepare the ground for a perennial garden quickly and easily. 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.
You need to make sure you are very efficient when working in your organic garden. Do not spend half an hour looking everywhere for a tool. Prepare your equipment before you go into the garden and put everything away afterwards. Invest in a tool belt or wear pants that have lots of pockets.
A good general rule when planting your seeds into containers is that the depth of the planting should be about three times the size of the seed. There are exceptions, however. Some types of seeds require more direct sunlight than others, and as such they should not be fully covered. Ageratum and petunias are two examples of seeds that should not be planted deeply. If you’re not sure if your seeds need sunlight, you can find out online or through the seeds’ package.
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. It sounds weird, but research has shown that handling the seedling like this often will make them grow bigger than seedlings that are ignored.
Get your organic garden certified so you can credibly claim that your crops are organic. This can increase your sales and also prove to your customers that they are getting the best produce out there.
Soil health can be improved by adding mulch. The mulch will protect the soil underneath it. It protects the plant roots, keeping the ground cool on a hot summer day. It will also stop the soil from losing it’s moisture in the hot sunlight. Mulch also prevents the growth of weeds.
With all of these ideas, you should be ready to excel at organic gardening. If you already knew about organic gardening, you should be an expert by now. These tips should have helped you get started growing a lovely organic garden.