If you know what you are doing, organic gardening is a great hobby. The following advice will show you how to grow an organic garden successfully.
Young children will love it if you plant strawberries that bear continually, and organic gardens are the perfect place to do it. Children will be more willing to help you if they can pluck their own fruit from the garden.
If you like the concept of organic gardening, then why not take it one step further by leaving some of your land undeveloped for the area’s wildlife? Your cultivated garden spaces will benefit from the various insects and wildlife that will inhabit and pollinate the undeveloped space.
When growing plants inside of the house, you should ensure the thermostat is set at around 65-75 degrees in the daytime. They need the temperature to be that warm so that they can grow. If you don’t want you house to be really warm during the cold season, you could use a heat lamp on organic plants instead.
When you are doing work in your garden, be efficient. Don’t waste thirty minutes looking around for a tool. Before you start work in the garden, make sure you have the necessary tools, and always remember to put them away when you are finished. If you use lots of tools, consider using a tool belt or even just some pants that have lots of pockets.
Pine mulch can be highly effective under the right conditions. Some plants are highly acidic, and like soil that is acidic too. For such plants, pine needles function both as a handy mulch and as a soil amendment to lower the pH. Cover up your beds with a few inches of needles. As they start to decompose, they’ll spread out acid onto the ground and soil.
Mix used coffee grounds into your soil. Coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen, an essential nutrient for plant growth. 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.
As you can see, there is a lot more to organic gardening than most people think. You may have to put in a fair amount of effort, but at the end of the day you will have a wonderful garden. By following the above tips, you are well on your way to increasing your organic gardening skills.