Many people select organic gardening to avoid using pesticides or commercial fertilizers on their garden for fear of long-term damage to their health and the environment. A lot of techniques for organic gardening actually don’t cost a lot of money. Here are some helpful techniques to help you learn to garden organically.
Planting organic strawberries is a great way to encourage your children to get involved. Kids are quite eager to pick fruit from a garden, and will help with the planting if they get a nice snack out of it at the end.
Asprin will actually help your plants out by killing diseases. Dissolve one and one-half aspirins into two gallons of cold water, and use it to fortify your plants. Next, coat the plant with the aspirin mixture by spraying it on the leaves. Try spraying your plants with this around every three weeks.
Indoor plants need an environment that is between 65 and 75 degrees. The temperature needs to remain steady and warm so the plants can grow. If you don’t want you house to be really warm during the cold season, you could use a heat lamp on organic plants instead.
Pay attention to how much light your indoor plants are getting. If the garden will receive little sunlight, find plants that can grow in medium or low-light environments. You can also try using artificial lighting to help.
Use an aged laundry basket when you want to collect your produce. A laundry basket will act as a strainer for your produce. While your freshly harvested fruits and vegetables are still in the basket, rinse them off and any excess water will run off through the laundry basket holes.
Applying the knowledge you learned here to your garden will help ensure you have a thriving, toxin-free garden of your very own. You can also look forward to a boost in the volume of wildlife inhabiting your nature-loving garden.