Tips, Tricks, And Advice For Your Organic Garden

Growing an organic garden is a very pleasant and rewarding activity. But for someone just starting out it can seem very overwhelming, and even a little bit intimidating. How then should someone who does not have any experience start getting involved with organic gardening? Well, you are in luck; these tips will come in handy!

Involve the whole family in your gardening hobby; children find growing things to be very interesting. A garden can teach your children about the joy of rewarding work and nutrition while bonding.

You should add a two to three inch layer of organic mulch to your flower bed. A thick layer of mulch will prevent weeds, reduce watering needs and fertilize your garden. This will also give a nice, professional appearance to your garden all year.

Coffee Grounds

Put coffee ground into your soil. Coffee grounds contain many of the essential nitrogenous nutrients that plants are able to use. Nitrogen is often the most important nutrient when it comes to plants thriving, and a solid source of nitrogen, like coffee grounds, urea, or compost, can boost growth speed and increase height.

When you plant the seeds in containers, be sure the planting’s depth is three times bigger than the seed. However, you should always know that some seeds cannot be covered, even the slightest bit, because they need to be in direct sunlight. Some common examples include ageratum and petunias. If you are wondering whether or not the seeds require direct sunlight, you can usually find helpful information online that will answer your question.

One unusual tip in organic gardening, is to “pet” your seedlings often. Use your hands or a piece of cardboard and lightly ruffle the seedling about one or two times a day. While it seems a little odd, it has been reported that this can encourage plant growth.

An organic garden is a benefit to you and everyone else who consumes the food that grows there. While chemical companies may make astounding claims about their products, growing organically is the most rewarding option for you and those who consume your crops.

Throughout the year and in different climates, it may be necessary to vary your watering schedule. The amount of water you need depends on when you are doing the watering, whether your water is high-quality and the grade of the soil in your garden. For example, if your climate is humid and warm, you should not water the leaves because it will encourage leaf fungus. A better method is to water the root system only.

It is by now obvious how beneficial and enjoyable organic gardening can truly be when you know how to approach it. Watching your garden grow can be a source of great pleasure and joy. Remember these tips to grow the perfect organic garden.