If you want to improve your diet, you may want to get into organic gardening. It does require some effort, in order to grow, though. Perhaps you are hesitating about where to begin.
If you have an organic garden and children, plant some everbearing strawberries for them. Children love to pick their own fruit right out of the garden, and will be more willing to help with the process if they get something out of it.
A good tip to help your plants stay healthy and fight diseases is to use aspirin water. One and a half aspirin, dissolved in two gallons of water, can be a great addition to your plants. You can just spray this on them to fight disease. Apply at three week intervals.
If you have a high priority for sustainability in your organic gardening, try leaving a corner of the property undeveloped as a mini wildlife refuge. You will find that many of the supporting cast of insects and birds that aid in plant production and pollination will be present on your land and actually help your developed gardens to produce better.
It can be extremely fast and easy to plant perennials into your garden. Use a spade to dig up some soil, flip the soil over, and finally, sprinkle around 3-4 inches of wood chips on the soil. Give the area a couple of weeks, then dig into it and plant your new perennials.
Do you want to kill weeds in a natural way? Pile newspapers on top of each other to kill weeds. It is a fact that weeds cannot thrive without light from the sun. With layers of newspaper on them, the weeds are not going to have light, and therefore will not grow. Because newspapers decompose well with the passage of time, they make great additions to compost. Put mulch over top to increase the attractiveness of the pile.
In an organic garden, ruffle any seedlings with a piece of cardboard, or even your hand, a couple times each day. However odd this may sound, research shows that this touching encourages seedlings to grow better than they would without touching.
If you sell your crops and label them organic, you should get an organic garden certified seal. This will not only increase sales, but it will demonstrate to your customers that your products are legitimate and that you are doing what it takes to grow the best crops.
Although organic gardening is often much harder than using chemicals, the reward is much greater. Chemical giants claim miracles, but those miracle crops come at a price to whoever eats the produce.
As you were reading through this article, were you inspired to put forth the research, time and effort into adopting organic gardening techniques? You are also aware now that dedication and consistency will go a long way toward success. By using the above tips, you will have a marvelous organic garden in no time.