You are going to try your hand at organic gardening. What great timing. The following tips can help you realize your plans for your garden.
You can help your plants resist disease by spraying them with aspirin water. Try dissolving around one and one half aspirins into around 2 gallons of water for your plants. Spray your plants with the water if they have a disease. Use this method every three weeks.
If you are interested in sustainable organic gardening, consider keeping part of your property undeveloped so that wildlife can flourish there. You will find that many of the supporting cast of insects and birds that aid in plant production and pollination will be present on your land and actually help your developed gardens to produce better.
Make sure you have your gardening tools near you, so you can maximize your gardening efficiency. You have several options including using a bucket to hold your tools or wearing pants with lots of sturdy pockets. Keep your gloves, a trowel, small pruning shears and other tools handy and make quick work of your garden maintenance.
To avoid tracking the mud and dirt that will get on your gardening shoes, use plastic bags. This allows you to maintain your flow so you can rapidly get back to your gardening.
Use an old laundry basket to bring your fresh produce in from the garden. The laundry basket can be used as a colander for your produce. 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.
Looking for a natural way to kill weeds in your garden? A good thick layer of newspaper can be laid down to control weeds. Without light, there can be no weeds. Newspapers placed atop weeds will starve them from light and they will eventually die. In time, the newspaper will decompose into the soil. Add a layer of mulch on top to make it look more attractive!
A rule of thumb followed by many planters is to bury the seeds in soil to a depth of around three times the diameter of the actual seed. Some seeds shouldn’t be covered and must be in sunlight at all times. Example of these kinds of seeds include the petunia and the ageratum. With so many different types of seeds, it is important that you check seed packaging or utilize other resources, such as the Internet, to discover which seeds require exposure to direct sunlight.
Now you know a bit more about what you are doing in starting an organic garden. With the knowledge you have, you should be ready for anything! You can grow an organic garden, now that you have the right tips and information.