You are ready to grow a healthy organic garden. What perfect timing! The following tips and tricks will help prepare you for organic gardening success.
Young children will love it if you plant strawberries that bear continually, and organic gardens are the perfect place to do it. Children love to snap up these sweet juicy fruits for themselves and will be much more willing to eat other foods you’ve planted as well.
Asprin will actually help your plants out by killing diseases. To add the aspirin to the plant, dissolve about one tablet and a half into approximately two gallons of fresh water. Next, coat the plant with the aspirin mixture by spraying it on the leaves. The process can be repeated every three weeks or so.
Before planting any perennials, you have to make the ground ready. Using a garden spade, dig underneath the turf and flip it. Then, create a layer of wood chips at least three inches deep over the area you just flipped. Let the area have about two weeks, then dig it and plan the new perennials.
Maximize your time by keeping your tools close. You can make use of a bucket, or wear pants that have plenty of pockets. Keep your trowel, pruning shears and gloves handy so you can do your garden work quickly and easily.
After seeds have sprouted, they require less warmth than they did prior to sprouting. After growth begins, you can remove plants from any excessive heat sources. Additionally, remove any plastic films that were on your containers. This will keep out warmth and humidity. Watch the seeds so you can know when you do this.
Have some plastic bags on hand that you can put over your gardening shoes if they are muddy. This allows you to maintain your flow so you can rapidly get back to your gardening.
When the time has come to gather up the produce, you need to use an old laundry basket. The laundry basket can be used as a colander for your produce. You can clean and rinse the harvest when it is the laundry basket and the water will go out of the holes.
Do you want to kill weeds naturally? A layer of newspaper, several pages thick, placed over the ground will do the trick. Weeds must have sunlight in order to grow. If the weeds have already sprouted, you can place the newspapers over them and they will die due to lack of sunlight. Newsprint also breaks down well, incorporating itself into the compost. In order to improve its attractiveness, add one mulch layer.
In order to claim your crops are legitimately organic and be credible, it is important to your customers that you become organic garden certified. Having this certification will create a lot of trust with customers. People who want to eat organically will purchase from you with full confidence.
You now know the basics of organic gardening and can get started soon. You are now the expert, even if you didn’t think so before. Use the advice you have been given to make your organic garden bloom like never before.