One of the best ways to improve your diet and make it healthier is to start and maintain an organic garden. Growing an organic garden does take some planning, though. Oftentimes, new gardeners can be intimidated because they’re not quite sure where to start.
Clay soil can be a real pain to work with as it often sticks to the end of the shovel. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. You will be able to work with the clay more easily, and it will not stick to your shovel.
If mildew is forming on your plants, you should not purchase an expensive chemical. Try mixing a little liquid soap with some baking soda in water. Once every week, you should spray the mixture on your plants; the mildew will disappear shortly thereafter. Baking soda is a good way to get rid of mildew on your plants gently.
When gardening in the fall, you need to be watching for stink bugs. Fruits, peppers and tomatoes are among the foods they love to eat. If you do not keep them under control, the damage can be excessive, so keep an eye out for them.
Sometimes the soil you want to use for your garden has a high alkaline content. Combine coffee grounds with the soil to reduce this. This is a simple way to replenish your soil with acid. The greens and vegetables need the proper balance and will grow bigger and stronger with the right mix.
Make sure air can circulate around your plants, and keep leaves moisture-free. Plant moisture is a big attraction to both parasites and plant diseases. Fungi is a common problem in the world of plants. Although fungi can be treated with sprays, it is possible to preempt the problem and very important to plant health that you do so.
Be efficient when working in your garden. Do not waste your time looking for tools. Keep your tools well-maintained and stored away in a designated place. That way you always know where they are and they are ready to use when you need them. A good way to keep your tools at hand is to buy a tool belt or utility pants with many large pockets.
In conclusion, creating and maintaining an organic garden requires hard work, effort and research. Persistence is also a necessary ingredient for success. Keeping the aforementioned tips in mind, you are well on your way to becoming successful with organic gardening.