Advice That Can Help You Get Better At Organic Gardening

Properly applying different techniques for organic gardening pays off in the long run. It demonstrates that you want your plants to be healthy and thriving. These are highly admirable qualities. As with all skills, you can continuously improve your gardening through experience and further study. There are tips below to help you with this.

You will garden more efficiently if you keep your tools close by. For example, you could use an over-sized tote bag or an apron with multiple pockets. You will be much more productive if you can quickly get to your spade, pruning shears, trowel and watering can.

Work properly in your garden. Wasting time finding tools is inefficient gardening. Keep your tools well-maintained and stored away in a designated place. That way you always know where they are and they are ready to use when you need them. Wear pants with several pockets or use a tool belt.

Keep plastic bags handy to cover your muddy gardening shoes. You’ll be able to keep your momentum going without needing to take off your shoes, and stay on track with your gardening project.

Spacing is one of the primary considerations when planning an organic garden. People often underestimate how much space plants will need when once they’re grown. Plants need room for physical growth and for the air to circulate within the soil. Plan accordingly and put an appropriate amount of distance between seeds.

If you are planting seeds in containers, a good rule of thumb is that the seed’s depth should be around three times its overall size. Be aware that some seeds shouldn’t be covered, as they need sunlight. Ageratum and petunias fall into this category. If you don’t know whether your seeds require sun exposure, check the seed package or search online for the information.

If you sell or use organically grown produce in a commercial setting, you should communicate your commitment to natural growing by becoming certified. This will result in generating more sales and creating a loyal customer base.

Avoid over-watering your plants. Excess water may hinder the plant’s roots from getting nutrition from the soil. Check the weather forecast before watering plants to see if there is rain in the near future. You may be able to skip watering because of the pending weather.

An easy to grow plant to grow in your organic garden is garlic. Cloves should be planted whole during the fall or early spring months. Garlic grows best in soil that retains moisture but drains well. Put them an inch or two down into the soil with the pointed end up placed about four inches apart. You can cut the sprouts as they grow and use them to replace scallions and chives. Harvest the garlic bulbs when the tops of the plants turn brown. The bulbs should be dried well by the sun for a few days before storing. Store them in a cool place, tied in bunches or loose.

Now you have everything you need to work in your organic garden– the correct products and tools, and most importantly, the skill! This is a positive thing. Learning is a never-ending process. The tips you have read above, of course, cover just the basics. You have likely, however, learned at least one thing that will be well put to use in your garden.