One of the best ways to improve your diet and make it healthier is to start and maintain an organic garden. Taking care of a garden does require effort in order to make things grow. You probably have many questions about how to accomplish your gardening goals.
It’s simple to quickly prepare your soil for the planting of a perennial garden. Slice under the grass with a spade, flip the layer you have lifted over, and spread three inches of wood chips on top. Give the area a couple of weeks, then dig into it and plant your new perennials.
In order to maximize the efficiency of your gardening, ensure your gardening tools are kept close by you. For example, you could use an over-sized tote bag or an apron with multiple pockets. Have gloves, shears, a trowel and anything else you need handy for quick use.
Put an organic material, such as mulch two or three inches deep, in your flower beds. Mulch will minimize weed growth and maximize nutrients and moisture. You will also have a gorgeous and finished organic flower bed.
Have plastic bags on hand so that you may cover your muddy gardening shoes. This way, you can maintain your momentum and head right back to your garden so that you can finish what you were doing.
Add used coffee grounds to your soil. Coffee has a lot of essential nutrients that plants need. Your plants will really bloom if they get the nitrogen they need from coffee grounds or compost or diluted urea.
One of the most important things to consider when plotting your garden is to make note of your available space. As plants grow and spread out, you will not always know how much space will be required. Beyond just the physical space that the plants will need, you should also consider the airflow that the plants will require. Plan accordingly and put an appropriate amount of distance between seeds.
Consider solving your weed problem without the use of toxic chemicals. To control the growth of weeds, all you need is last week’s Sunday paper. Weeds need sunlight to grow. If you put a thick layer of newspaper on them, weeds will not be able to get light or air, and they will die! The newspapers will break down over a period of time, and will become part of your compost. You can then add a mulch layer right on top so that it looks more attractive.
While organic gardening takes a little extra work, it is healthier and more gratifying than regular gardening. While chemical claims are wondrous, growing organically is a great reward to whomever eats your produce.
Consider the climate and season when watering your plants. The level of necessary watering turns on the type of water you use, the kind of soil in your garden and the amount of direct sunlight you have. For instance, if you live in a warm, humid climate watering the leaves can cause leaf fungus. A better method is to water the root system only.
As you were reading through this article, were you inspired to put forth the research, time and effort into adopting organic gardening techniques? It is also important to understand that positive results require continued work; your efforts will not be a one time only thing. If you keep all these suggestions in mind, you have taken the right steps towards becoming a successful organic gardener.