Successful organic gardening requires the use of some particular methods and techniques. You just need to learn the methods and use them.
For in-home organic gardeners, you are looking for an ideal temperature of around 60-75 degrees for your plants. The temperature needs to remain steady and warm so the plants can grow. Heat lamps can be used to promote growth without the necessity of raising your home’s interior temperature.
In your flower beds and garden, utilize a few inches of organic mulch. Doing this keeps weeds down, keeps the moisture in your plants, and gives more nutrients to the plants. Also, the flower beds will look beautifully maintained at all times.
Put coffee ground into your soil. Coffee grounds add many nitrogenous nutrients to the soil that will benefit your plants. Generally, nitrogen is the limiting nutrient with any plant and having a good nitrogen source either by coffee grounds, compost, or even diluted urea, will make your plants bloom faster and grow taller.
A good thing to know when it comes to your organic garden, and running it, is to, a couple times a day, lightly ruffle the seedlings with cardboard or your hand. However odd this may sound, research shows that this touching encourages seedlings to grow better than they would without touching.
If slugs are a problem in your garden, use a beer trap to kill them naturally. Bury a canning jar so that the open mouth and the soil top are level. Pour enough beer into the jar to fill it below an inch from the top. Slugs are attracted by the beer and won’t be able to exit the jar once they enter.
You should use wood that is untreated, brick or stone when building the raised bed. Be sure that any wood you use isn’t chemically treated, and will be able to resist rot naturally. Some good choices include locust, cypress, and cedar. It is particular important that you don’t use treated wood for vegetable beds, as the chemicals and toxins on the wood could leach into the soil and be absorbed by food plants. If you have to use treated wood, you should line it with a bit of plastic to create a barrier.
Any person can create a garden. However, only those who possess the right information will receive the most benefit from their garden. Put these organic gardening tips to use.