Organic gardening is a hobby that anybody can do in order to relax. However, for someone who does not have any experience with gardening, the thought of starting, or maintaining, a garden can be intimidating. How should a novice approach the learning experience of growing plants? Well, reading through the tips in this article is a start.
In a dark area, pre-soak your seeds overnight. Drop your seeds into a small jar that is filled with cold water. This lets water soak into the seeds, giving them an extra boost of hydration when they start growing. The seeds will be better able to survive and grow up.
Vegetables should be planted in an area where they will get a minimum of six hours of daily sunlight. Many vegetables need about this much sun to grow quickly. This is true of some flowers.
If you are considering planting a garden take the time to plan it out. Doing this makes it easier to keep track of where you planted what when you first start to see sprouts. You can also avoid losing the smaller plants, or in larger gardens, the small plant groups.
Protect your delicate shrubs from harsh, wintry elements. Shrubs that are planted in containers are especially susceptible to frost and must be carefully protected. The tops should be tied together, and the wigwam should be loosely covered with a sheet or blanket. This is a much better method, instead of putting the plastic wrap around the plant. It allows proper air circulation that can prevent rotting.
Do you enjoy fresh mint, but don’t like how they engulf your garden in their growth? Stunt their growth a little by planting your mint into a garden container or large pot instead. You can simply put the container below the soil level. Once you do, the container will constrain the roots, preventing them from overshadowing all of your other plants.
Remember to place a layer of mulch over the soil around your vegetables, approximately 2 inches deep. When you place mulch around your plants, it keeps the ground more moist. An added benefit is that it also inhibits weed growth. You will be able to save the time you would spend watering your plants and pulling out weeds.
If you are just starting out, follow all the guidelines and rules on your chemicals and tools. It may seem simple enough, but not following it could lead to chemical burns and skin irritations. Prevent issues, and use your garden chemicals safely.
When you are gardening out in the sun, wear the proper clothing so that you do not get any type of sun damage. This includes wide-brimmed hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Protecting yourself from the sun will lower your chances of getting skin cancer, as well as prevent premature aging from sun damage.
Hopefully, the reasons for organic gardening’s wide appeal are now clear. Cultivating your green thumb is a relaxing, engaging hobby that the whole family can enjoy. With the proper application of these suggestions, you will be achieving amazing results in your own organic garden in no time at all!