Organic Gardening Can Be Easier Than You Think

 

Many people get into organic gardening since they fear the toxic effects of commercial pesticides and fertilizers, both on the environment and their health. There is also the fact that maintaining an organic garden is inexpensive. In the following paragraphs, you’ll find some suggestions that will help you make the most of your garden.

Think about planting everbearing strawberries in your garden, especially if you have small children. Kids are quite eager to pick fruit from a garden, and will help with the planting if they get a nice snack out of it at the end.

For in-home organic gardeners, you are looking for an ideal temperature of around 60-75 degrees for your plants. The plants need this temperature in order to effectively grow. If you want to save money on gas bills in the winter, you can provide local heating for the plants with a heat lamp instead.

Having a garden of perennials can be an easy and quick process. With a garden spade, slice under the dirt then flip it over. Next, spread out wood chips several inches deep. Give the area a couple of weeks, then dig into it and plant your new perennials.

As your seeds sprout, they require less warmth than before. Sprouting plants can be removed from the heat source. Uncover your containers; the plastic wrap traps humidity, so you need to remove it to stop your plants from overheating. Watch your seeds closely to find the right time to do this.

Coffee Grounds

Add used coffee grounds to your soil. Coffee grounds contain many of the essential nitrogenous nutrients that plants are able to use. The more nitrogen you have in the soil, the greater the growth of your plants will be, so adding grounds or compost will ensure your plants grow large very quickly.

Don’t let all the little chores in your organic garden build up. If you’re too busy to do all those little things each day, there are some small steps you can take to not have all that work build up on you. For example, if you have a dog, pull a few weeds while you are outdoors with the dog. Over time, you keep your garden weed free without adding any additional time on to your day.

Consider solving your weed problem without the use of toxic chemicals. Try using several newspaper layers to control weeds. It is a fact that weeds cannot thrive without light from the sun. When you cover weeds with newspaper layers, they suffocate due to lack of light. It’s easy for newspapers to break down over an extended period of time, making them great for compost. You can then add a mulch layer right on top so that it looks more attractive.

Utilizing the advice provided in this article in your organic gardening efforts will produce great results. You will quickly see your garden becoming more productive and healthy, while being free of toxins. When your garden is working with nature, you can also expect to see an increase in the amount of wildlife that inhabits your garden.