Organic Gardening Made Simple Through These Tips

 

There are a number of healthy ways to get chemical-free produce, and one the best is to start your own organic garden. There are many ways to approach this hobby. All you need to do is educate yourself about organic gardening, and take advantage of the tips available.

Let your children be involved in your organic gardening efforts. Helping a garden grow is an excellent learning experience for kids, and it allows your family to spend time together while creating healthy, nutritious foods.

Preparing the soil for your perennial garden is easy. Only a garden spade and woods chips are necessary. To prepare the garden, slice out sheets of turf using the spade, and flip the turf upside down. Then, cover the newly turned soil with wood chips, approximately three inches deep. Give this area at least a few weeks, then you can dig into the area and plant the new perennials.

Use several inches of organic materials for mulch in your flower beds. By doing this, you can lock in moisture, discourage weed growth, and nourish your plants. This will also make your flowers appear beautiful and finished all year long.

Coffee Grounds

It is common knowledge that grounds from brewed coffee are good for soil. Coffee grounds will add nitrogen to your soil which will make them helpful for some of your plants. Coffee grounds as a source of nitrogen for plants are usually limited to acid-loving plants because coffee is acidic. Generally, nitrogen is the limiting nutrient with any plant and having a good nitrogen source either by coffee grounds, compost, or even diluted urea, will make your plants bloom faster and grow taller.

Try not to let the chores associated to your organic garden build up. Even if you end up being too busy to do garden chores every day, do small tasks that will help you avoid having to do large tasks when you finally do have time. Grab a handful of weeds, throw down some mulch, or toss some water on it anytime you walk by.

Old laundry baskets are handy tools at harvest time. A benefit of using something like a laundry basket is that it can strain for you, as well as hold a large amount of produce. The produce can be rinsed off as it sits in the laundry basket, and extra water will drain out through the sides.

Green Plant

Use equal parts dried and green plant material for your own compost. Green plant mulches include everything from fresh grass clippings, to unwanted vegetables, to recently pulled weeds. Dried plant material comprises shredded paper, cardboard, sawdust, and straw. Never use ashes, meat, charcoal, diseased plants or carnivorous animal manure in your compost pile.

Anybody can grow a garden, but those who bother to understand what they’re doing will be the only ones to reap rich rewards from their crop. Try using these organic tips.