Growing Healthy: Organic Gardening Tips And Advice


If you know what you are doing, organic gardening is a great hobby. If you want to be a great organic gardener, follow these hints.

If you have children, plant strawberries, especially everbearing strawberries, in your organic garden. 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.

Water containing some aspirin helps your plants fight illness. Dissolve 1 aspirin per gallon of water for a plant disease fighting solution. All you have to do is spray the plants with this solution and you should see good results. Apply at three week intervals.

Keep the temperature in your home between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, if you are keeping or growing any kind of plant in your house. The temperature needs to remain steady and warm so the plants can grow. Another option is the use heat lamps that will protect your organic plants.

Preparing the soil for your perennial garden is easy. You just need to use your garden spade for slicing underneath the turf, then flip it, and finally spread about three or four inch deep piles of wood chips. Give this area at least a few weeks, then you can dig into the area and plant the new perennials.

Spend your time working efficiently in your organic garden. One of the biggest time wasters is not keeping track of your tools and having to look for them every time you need them. Prepare your equipment before you go into the garden and put everything away afterwards. You can keep your garden tools in a tool belt, or in your pockets. Another good idea is to keep them all in a bucket that you carry around with you.

Use an old laundry basket to collect your produce. The basket will make a great strainer when you wash your vegetables. If you leave your produce in the basket while rinsing it, the basket will be able to serve as a strainer, with the extra water dripping out the holes in the bottom of the basket.

In your compost, use green and dried plants in equal parts. “Green” material refers to things like wilted flowers, weeds, leaves from your yard, and grass clippings. Dried plant materials are things like shredded newspaper, cardboard, sawdust, straw, and any cut up wood materials. Never put meat in your compost or even the waste from your family pets. These can harbor diseases that won’t be killed by the composting process.

Organic gardening, while requiring a good effort for great results, is a great way to live a greener life. It requires a lot of work and patience, but it will be worth it in the end to have a beautiful organic garden. Follow the tips and you can increase your gardening skills.