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.
You can keep pests away organically to maintain the natural goodness of your garden. Simply combine garlic and onions with an ample amount of water in a spray bottle. This organic spray helps keep pests at bay. Use garlic, onions and even chives to make a spray with water by straining the combination into a spray bottle.
When cooking with fresh vegetables, take the leftovers pieces and chop them up, then spread across your garden. The vegetables will quickly decay adding valuable nutrients back into your soil. Besides tossing it into the compost, use leftover organic materials in the garden.
It is possible to control weeds with natural methods. Try using several newspaper layers to control weeds. It is a fact that weeds cannot thrive without light from the sun. The newspaper will block sunlight and weeds won’t be able to grow. The newspapers will break down over a period of time, and will become part of your compost. One way to enhance the appearance of your garden if you are using newspapers is to add an additional layer of mulch.
For an all-natural insect deterrent, try planting garlic. The odor tends to keep harmful insects out of the area. Garlic should be planted around the perimeter of your garden, as well as near any plants that are known to attract insects. And, one extra plus from planting garlic is that it’s edible.
The watering needs of your garden will vary considerably, depending on your climate zone and the time of year. The amount of water needed will change based on time of the day, the content of your municipal water and what your soil make-up is. For instance, if you live in a humid climate where it never goes below 30 degrees Celsius, refrain from watering the leaves, as this will inevitably invite leaf fungus. Instead, the roots should be thoroughly watered.
Mulching your garden plants will mean less watering. You will save on your water bills if you have a large amount of mulch in your landscape. Mulch can be purchased locally from a garden center, created from compost or gathered from wood chippers. It doesn’t matter as long as you have enough.
With the above information in hand, you now know a little bit about what is needed to succeed as an organic gardener. There is a ton of information you should know, and you also should know how to use it. Use the tips and build them into your own gardening strategy and you’ll find great growing success!Share