There are lots of natural ways that you can grow a healthy, organic garden. You just need to learn what you can do, and then do it.
A good tip to help your plants stay healthy and fight diseases is to use aspirin water. Crush and dissolve one and one-half 325mg tablets in two full gallons of plain water. Help your plants to fight disease by spraying them with the aspirin water. You should spray your plants about once every three weeks.
A great way to ensure that your organic garden will do well is to keep a section of your land unspoiled. The natural wildlife will spring up and make for a perfect organic habitat. The kind of birds and insects needed for pollination will be naturally present on your property and help with your organic garden.
Top all your garden beds with several inches of organic mulch. Mulch will minimize weed growth and maximize nutrients and moisture. It will also make your flower beds look more finished.
Believe it or not, pine makes great mulch. Some garden plants have a high acidity, and prefer acidic soil. If you have some of these plants, then pine needles are an easy way to add acid to their bed. Spread the needles over the beds in a layer that is approximately 2-inches deep. Over time, the needles will begin to decay, supplying the soil with acid as they do.
When it’s harvest time, you should utilize a basket that you put laundry in to carry your veggies. This type of basket can double as a large colander for the fruits and vegetables you pick. When you put your produce in a basket, you can then rinse it off and let it strain any excess water through the laundry basket holes.
Keep your compost pile balanced with a combination of dried and green plant mulch. Green plant mulches include everything from fresh grass clippings, to unwanted vegetables, to recently pulled weeds. Dried plant material comprises shredded paper, cardboard, sawdust, and straw. However, stay away from meats, manure from carnivores, charcoal and other potentially harmful substances.
Brick, stone or untreated wood is great for building raised beds. If you choose to use wood to construct your bed, choose a species that is naturally resistant to rot and avoid treated wood entirely. Several species of trees yield suitable wood. Locust, cypress, and cedar are among the more commonly used rot resitent woods. If you use your garden to grow vegetables, avoid using wood that has been treated with chemicals. These toxic chemicals may seep into the soil, damaging your crops. In the event your vegetable garden already has treated wood as part of its enclosure, consider replacing it, or painting it, or wrapping the treated wood in some protective covering. Keep in mind that if any of the untreated wood is below the ground, you should dig it up to make sure that you completely protect your vegetable garden from the chemicals in the treated wood.
A garden can be planted by anybody. However, those who have taken time to do research will gain the most from their crops. Make sure to use these organic tips.