As far as gardening goes, caring for your organic garden is important. However, it is possible to be smart about your organic gardening. A good understanding of organic gardening is needed to grow healthy plants. Follow these tips to make your organic garden stand out above the rest.
If you want to get children in on the fun, plant a few strawberries, everbearing if possible. Children enjoy picking fresh fruit, especially if they can eat it right away.
If you’re working to build a sustainable organic garden, try leaving a portion of your garden untouched so that the wildlife will be able to thrive. You will see many of the birds and insects that are present will assist in pollination and plant production, helping to create a much better garden.
Preparing the soil for your perennial garden is easy. Use your spade to slice chunks of turf up, then flip each piece over, and spread wood chips on top to a depth of four inches. Wait for a few weeks and plant new perennials in this area.
Cover your flower beds with two or three inches of compost or organic mulch. A thick layer of mulch will prevent weeds, reduce watering needs and fertilize your garden. It will also increase the visual appeal of the flower beds.
You need to avoid chores in your organic garden stacking up. While you may not be able to spend time in the garden on a daily basis, there are still many things you can do to keep things from snowballing out of control. Take the time to do a little weeding or something else that needs to be done each time you have to be outside keeping an eye on your dog, which for some can be several times a day.
When you want to harvest the produce in your organic garden, always have an old laundry basket to hand. The laundry basket will function as a makeshift strainer for the fruits and vegetables. Just rinse the produce right in the basket; the water will drain through the holes.
Apply equal portions of dried plant material and green into your compost pile. “Green” material refers to things like wilted flowers, weeds, leaves from your yard, and grass clippings. Examples of dried plant material are sawdust, shredded paper, straw, cut-up woody material, and cardboard. Avoid meat, ashes, charcoal, plants with diseases and manure from carnivores.
Organic gardening can help you develop an appreciation for the taste and freshness of your food. It takes tons of patience and work, but it’s worth it for a great garden.