If you’re planning on eating healthier and saving a lot of money on groceries, growing an organic garden will accomplish that and much more. It can be a little daunting, however. From the type of mulch to use to the right equipment, there are many questions you need answered. There are a multitude of seeds and starter plants available. Whether you are growing your first garden or looking for a few new tips, the following tips give some easy-to-implement organic gardening device.
Choose plants that will give you the most yield at harvest time. Hybrids are usually hardier in terms of disease and weather resistance, and are designed to produce more.
Starting seedlings in pots before planting in your garden is a smart idea. Once the plant is hardy enough, plant it in your garden. It also lets you have tighter control over the planting periods in your garden. Your seedlings will be ready to be planted when you remove your old mature plants.
Transform your gardening tool handles into clever measurement rulers. Tools that have long handles such as rakes, hoes and shovels can be used in place of a measuring stick. Place the handles on the ground and measure them. Mark your distances with a permanent marker. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.
Plant a variety of flowers to keep your flower garden colorful and interesting. Annuals and biennials can add excitement and interest to your flower garden every season. The annuals and biennials are usually fast growing because they only last one season, and this will let you change the garden every season for a nice change of pace. These kinds of flowers are also excellent for filling in gaps between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. The most popular varieties to use include petunia, zinnia, cosmos, snapdragon, marigold, hollyhock, and sunflower.
When the fall season approaches, you must prepare to plant your favorite fall veggies and other edibles. Why not plant lettuce and kale inside a hollowed-out pumpkin? Once you cut an opening at the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the insides, spray the inside and edges with Wilt-Pruf to keep the pumpkin from rotting. Once the pumpkin has been prepared, it is ready for planting.
You can use boiling water to get rid of weeds naturally. A pot full of boiling water is an effective herbicide, yet it is, chemically speaking, completely harmless. One simple layer across the weeds with a pot of boiling water will take care of the problem, but you have to remember the same applies to your plants, as well. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.
The more you read, the more you understand how great growing an organic garden can be and how important adding what you grow in your garden to your dietary habits can be. Using the above advice is a great starting point for a successful organic garden.