While organic gardening is a wonderful way to relax, it can also be a source of stress. Here are some suggestions to get you on the right path to successful organic gardening.
Indoor plants need an environment that is between 65 and 75 degrees. This level of heat is required in order for plants to grow. If you wish to keep your house cooler than that, you may want to use a heat lamp just for the plants.
You must consider how much light is available when starting your plants indoors. If your dwelling does not enjoy a great deal of natural sunlight, it makes sense to grow only those varieties meant to thrive in such environments. If you do and this does not help, consider investing in some grow-lights.
After seeds have sprouted, they require less warmth than they did prior to sprouting. To ensure that your plants do not suffer shock, start eliminating the use of a heat source. You can now take off any protective coverings on your plants that were there to shield them from the elements. Monitor the seeds carefully so you know the best time to do it.
Work efficiently in your garden. Don’t waste your time by looking all over for your tools. Take the time to prepare the necessary tools, and then store them in a easily accessed place once you are done gardening. You can use a tool belt, or you may want to wear pants with extra pockets.
Tend your organic garden on a regular schedule. You may not have a lot of time to exclusively devote to your gardening hobby, but you can make the most of the time you do have. You can pull a few weeds when you take your dog outside.
Is there a natural way to kill weeds? A layer of newspaper, several pages thick, placed over the ground will do the trick. Weeds require sunlight to grow. When you put newspaper over them, they suffocate from lack of sunlight. Newsprint also breaks down well, incorporating itself into the compost. One way to enhance the appearance of your garden if you are using newspapers is to add an additional layer of mulch.
One unusual tip in organic gardening, is to “pet” your seedlings often. Use your hands or a piece of cardboard and lightly ruffle the seedling about one or two times a day. This sounds like total nonsense, but there is research suggesting that it does promote plant growth relative to unpetted plants.
Now that you’ve read this article, you can see that there is much more to do with organic gardening than meets the eye. It takes effort and a willingness to learn. It is rewarding for those with patience, supplying healthy food and an attractive addition to the home. When you follow the organic gardening advice in the article above, you will have a successful and delicious bounty of fresh foods.