Growing Healthy: Organic Gardening Tips And Advice

Gardening can be very complicated, when you look at it more closely. There are so many things to consider, such as proper pH balance, natural but effective pesticides, adequate sunlight and water supplies and so on. Growing an organic garden can be a bit difficult for a newbie. You can do it well by taking advantage of the advice that offered below.

Add aspirin to your plants to help them fight sickness. Dissolve 1 aspirin per gallon of water for a plant disease fighting solution. Then spray your plants with this mixture to stave off diseases. You should spray your plants about once every three weeks.

Use about two to three inches of organic material as mulch in all of your flower beds. Using this much mulch retards weed growth, locks in moisture, and ensures that your plants are well-nourished. As an added bonus, a nice mulch can help make your garden look more finished.

Coffee Grounds

Use coffee grounds on your soil. These coffee grounds have many nitrogenous nutrients that your plants could use. Plants need an adequate nitrogen source in order to thrive. Adding coffee grounds, chemical fertilizer, or diluted urea to your soil increases the soil’s nitrogen content and will help to make your plants grow faster, taller and healthier.

Do not let your gardening chores add up. Even if you can’t tend to your garden daily, you can do little things to help so that there is not a huge amount of work to be done when you are ready to get back to it. For example, snatch out a weed or two whenever you pass by the garden, such as when you take your dog out for a potty break.

Use an old laundry basket to bring your fresh produce in from the garden. Most laundry baskets are designed with a multitude of holes. This makes them a perfect strainer for washing your vegetables. You can rinse your produce off while it is in the basket, and the excess water will strain through the holes of your laundry basket.

If slugs are problematic in your garden, you can use an all-natural beer trap to do away with them. Place a container in the ground so that the lip is even with the soil surface. Fill the jar with beer to an inch below the jar’s top. The scent of the beer will bait the slugs into the jar and they will become trapped.

Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.