Many people are only just beginning to realize the joys of organic gardening. By following some simple advice, you can get started in the interesting world of gardening in just a little time. Use the tips and tricks here to help see great result in your new, environmentally-friendly organic garden.
Think about planting everbearing strawberries in your garden, especially if you have small children. Children find it fun to pick strawberries and love to assist with the harvest if they get some yummy treats as they work.
A mixture of aspirin and water can protect your plants from common diseases. Dissolve one aspirin and a half for 2 gallons of water. Spray your plants with the water if they have a disease. Plants should be sprayed once every two to three weeks.
You can help your plants resist disease by spraying them with aspirin water. Dissolve one aspirin and a half for 2 gallons of water. Spray this mixture onto your plants. Spraying should be one time every three weeks.
To be more efficient when working in your organic garden, have your tools close at hand. Use a bucket large enough to hold all your equipment or wear pants with multiple pockets. Tools you’ll need to garden efficiently include towels, gloves, pruning shears and other plant-specific tools.
If you are growing plants inside of your home, you need to keep the thermostat set to 65 to 75 degrees during the day. They need the temperature to be that warm so that they can grow. If you think it would not be comfortable to keep your residence that warm in the winter, consider purchasing a heat lamp to use on the plants.
When working in the garden, try to work as efficiently as possible. Do not spend half an hour looking everywhere for a tool. Get all of your tools together before you go into your garden, then place them in a safe spot when you are finished with them. Invest in a tool belt or wear pants that have lots of pockets.
Learn to work efficiently. Do not spend half an hour looking everywhere for a tool. Prepare all the tools you need before you go out to work on your garden, and put them away nicely when you are done. You may also wish to invest in a tool belt to keep all of your tools within reach while gardening.
Pine can be a wonderful mulch. Some plants need acidic soil to grow properly, because of their own acid content. If that’s the case, the easiest thing to do is use pine needles for beds. Cover the surface of the ground with a two-inch layer of the pine needles; as the needles break down, they will release acid into the soil and nourish your plants.
Plastic bags can be kept on hand and reused to slip over your dirty gardening shoes. This lets you be able to return to the garden without interrupting your work.
Pine is a mulch that is great. Some plants like acidic soil because they have high acidity. If you have these plants in your garden, keep them healthy by using pine needles as mulch. Spread a few inches of pine needles on your organic beds so that it will put the acid into your soil.
Keep your compost pile balanced with a combination of dried and green plant mulch. Examples of green plant material are spent flowers, fruit and vegetable waste, grass clippings, weeds, and leaves. Sawdust, straw, cardboard, paper and wood pulp are all examples of dried plant material. Avoid meat, ashes, charcoal, plants with diseases and manure from carnivores.
Try using coffee grounds on the soil. Coffee grounds will add nitrogen to your soil which will make them helpful for some of your plants. Coffee grounds as a source of nitrogen for plants are usually limited to acid-loving plants because coffee is acidic. Nitrogen is generally a way to make your plants grow bigger, better and faster.
Is there a natural way to kill weeds? Layer sheets of newspaper on the surface of areas where you are trying to control weeds. Weeds can only grow in sunlight. By covering them with a layer of newspaper, you are essentially suffocating the weeds due to a lack of light. Newspapers also decompose fairly quickly, and mix with your garden soil. Put mulch over top to increase the attractiveness of the pile.
Space is very important when you plant an organic garden. You can underestimate how much space you need when they are growing. You will need to provide this space to provide ample room and because you need air circulating to your garden. Keep this in mind when appropriating spots to plant your seeds.
Some advise passing your hand gently over your newly planted seedlings each day. That may sound like a silly thing to do, but it’s been proven to help plants grow larger than they would otherwise.
You have to be patient to create a perfect organic garden. Following the suggestions outlined above should help you get your organic garden off the ground more effectively. Despite what you grow, use the above tips to succeed with them.
Build raised beds with untreated stone, brick or wood. Be sure that any wood you use isn’t chemically treated, and will be able to resist rot naturally. Good choices are cypress, cedar and locust. In a vegetable garden, never use treated wood, as the chemicals can leach out into the soil and food crops. If you’re using treated lumber, line it with a barrier, or some plastic.