You are committed to the idea of planting a garden that works well with the environment. Your timing is awesome! The following tips can help you realize your plans for your garden.
A good tip to help your plants stay healthy and fight diseases is to use aspirin water. Dissolve 1 aspirin per gallon of water for a plant disease fighting solution. Help your plants to fight disease by spraying them with the aspirin water. Spray them once about every three weeks.
If you are growing plants inside of your home, you need to keep the thermostat set to 65 to 75 degrees during the day. Plants require a warmer climate to grow. If you are not willing to keep your house that warm during winter, you could always get the organic plants a heat lamp.
Create a space perfect for any perennial garden with this easy method. You just need to use your garden spade for slicing underneath the turf, then flip it, and finally spread about three or four inch deep piles of wood chips. Let this sit for a couple weeks, next dig into it to plant your new plants.
Keep plastic bags handy to cover your muddy gardening shoes. Having these available lets you keep your flow in movement, and helps you return to your gardening fast so you can finish up your day.
When it is harvest time, use a laundry basket. The laundry basket can be used as a colander for your produce. Just rinse the produce right in the basket; the water will drain through the holes.
Keep slugs out of your organic garden naturally, using a beer trap. Dig a hole just deep enough for a glass jar to be placed in it while the jar still has its rim in line with the surface of the ground. Fill the jar with beer within one inch of the top. The slugs will be drawn to the beer and then drown in the jar.
If you’d like to create a raised bed, use materials like brick, stone, or untreated wood. Choose wood that is naturally resistant to rot and is untreated. Cypress, locust and cedar are all very good choices. Never use compost from treated woods in a veggie garden; the chemicals can contaminate your food. You may have previously used treated lumber; if so, you should use a plastic liner to cover it.
Organic gardening can be more difficult than gardening with chemicals, but the end result makes it worth it. Harsh chemicals may be easier to use, but they can affect the nutrition and taste of your vegetables.
Keep the soil healthy by adding mulch. Mulch acts as a protective shield for the soil it covers. On hot days, mulch will offer protection to a plant’s root system by cooling the soil. Evaporation will be reduced and the soil will remain moist for longer when you water. This is also a good way to control the weeds.
Now you should have more information about organic gardening. You may have thought you were prepared before, but now you will be a veritable expert! The tips that were given should have provided you some advice that can help you get started with growing a beautiful organic garden.