Organic produce is both nutritious and tasty, far surpassing the typical supermarket selection of fruits and vegetables. Rather than eating store-bought fruits and veggies, you should try growing your own. Keep reading to learn how you can grow an organic garden, right in your home.
Use the handles of your tools as a handy ruler when doing your outdoor chores. You can use shovels or rakes as measuring sticks. Lay the tools down on the floor, then place a measuring tape along the handle. Use a permanent marker to label distances. This modified ruler will serve you well as you begin working in your garden.
Insects and various garden pests can be avoided by making your soil healthy. If you have healthy looking plants, they are stronger and more resistant to diseases and bugs. For healthy plants, start with healthy soil that is properly amended and free of chemicals in order to avoid salt accumulation.
Always take the time to get the weeds out of your garden. If you’re not careful, weeds can take over your beautiful garden, ruining it. To help with weed destruction, use white vinegar. Yes, white vinegar actually kills weeds! Load up your spray bottle with some white vinegar, and spray the weeds away instead of breaking your back removing them by hand.
Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. Try planting your fall veggies, especially leafy greens, inside of a pumpkin! To use the pumpkin as a planter, it is important to prevent it from rotting. To do this, you simply spray the entire inside and any edges with a gardening spray called Wilt-Pruf. This is done after you’ve opened the pumpkin at the top and removed the insides. After that, your pumpkin planter is ready to use!
If you are growing vegetables in your garden, it is important that you have them in a spot where they can get at least six hours of sun a day. Most vegetables need at least that much sun for optimal growth speed. The same can be said for some flowers.
Plan your garden before you plant it. This will help you to remember where you planted the different plants when sprouts begin to shoot up from the ground. It can also aid in identifying the less prominent fledgling plants that lie withing a larger landscaped garden.
If you are looking for an all-natural, organic way to weed your garden, consider “boiling off” the weeds. Boiling water in a pot is a safe “herbicide.” One simple layer across the weeds with a pot of boiling water will take care of the problem, but you have to remember the same applies to your plants, as well. Weed roots will suffer harm from boiling water, and this will probably stop them from growing more.
You don’t have to buy inferior produce. Use the tips featured above the next time you are in your garden, and in the not too distant future, you could be harvesting your very own organic fruits, vegetables and herbs.