An organic garden can be an essential part of a healthy diet, but understanding it and buying the right equipment can be tricky. Additionally, there are a variety of seeds with different planting times to consider. Below you’ll find some great tips to make sure you get the most out of your organic garden.
Over-watering can essentially drown the roots of plants, making them unable to grow well. Check the weather forecast before you water any of your outdoor plants to see if rain is expected that day. You may want to skip the watering during a day that will receive significant rainfall.
As the seeds sprout, they’ll need less warmth. As your plants grow, you will want to put a little distance between them and heat. Take off any plastic that is on the containers to keep away from warmth and moisture. Keep an eye on your seeds so you will know when this should be done.
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. Although this method may seem counterproductive, it actually helps the seeds to grow quicker and stronger.
The watering needs of your garden will vary considerably, depending on your climate zone and the time of year. Knowing how much to water your plants can be a difficult task. You will want to look into various things, such as time of day, quality of water and type of soil. In a warm and humid climate you should avoid watering the plant itself. Wet leaves promote the growth of leaf fungi. Water the plants root system thoroughly instead.
This is a very easy organic gardening tip! Stick to native plants, grasses, flowers and bushes when you plan out your landscape. Selecting plants which will thrive in your area, and get along with the plants you already have, you won’t have to use as much fertilizer or pesticides. A tasty surprise is learning how the native plants actually benefit further from using a compost forged from similar, native ingredients.
Just because winter is coming doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s time to give up your garden. Instead, create an outdoor tent to protect the area. Find a few bean poles, and use them at each end of your garden bed by sticking them into the ground. Use some sheets to throw over them, and a heavy object such as a brick to hold the edges down. This is a cheap method of building a tent to ensure that you save your crops during the winter.
As was stated previously, growing your own organic garden can have an unbelievably positive effect on your eating habits, especially when you understand the sheer number of varying plants it is possible to grow. Following the advice you have read here is a great first step in starting your own successful organic garden that you can enjoy for years to come.