More and more people are becoming interested in organic gardening as a safe alternative to store bought produce, which can contain all kinds of dangerous chemicals and may even present unforeseen threats with untested methods of genetic engineering. Another benefit is that organic gardening techniques are often cost little-to-nothing. Here are some essential tips to help you become an expert organic gardener.
Before planting any perennials, you have to make the ground ready. Take your spade and work up a thin layer of soil. Turn that soil over, then spread a few inches of wood chips on the newly turned area. Allow a few weeks to pass by before you dig down into the applied soil.
Put coffee ground into your soil. Coffee has a lot of essential nutrients that plants need. Nitrogen is a nutrient that will help your plants grow taller and bloom faster, so use those coffee grounds, extra compost, or diluted urea to make this happen.
Spacing is one of the primary considerations when planning an organic garden. You will most likely underestimate how much space plants will need as they grow. This will give you enough room to work around your garden without smashing any plants. If you put enough thought into your garden, you will enjoy more impressive results.
In your compost, use green and dried plants in equal parts. Garden wastes, such as grass clippings, are classified as green materials. Dried plant matter, on the other hand, includes shredded paper, used wood chips and straw. Your compost pile should never contain meat, ashes or charcoal.
Looking for a natural way to kill weeds in your garden? Use several layers of newspapers for weed control. Weeds require sunlight for growing. When you place layers of newspapers on top of them, the weeds will suffocate from the lack of light. Newspapers also decompose fairly quickly, and mix with your garden soil. You can then add a mulch layer right on top so that it looks more attractive.
By taking advantage of the advice you’ve read in this article, you’ll be able to have a garden free of pesticides and full of healthy produce. Keep in mind that you can expect to see increase in wildlife when your garden begins to grow and work with nature.