Most people in our society have heard about the benefits of eating organic, or seen organic products in the grocery store. Organic items are easy to spot on the shelves. These items are packaged in a different manner, and they typically cost much more. Keep reading for a variety of tips and tricks for maintaining an organic garden.
Sod should be laid correctly. Prior to laying the sod, prepare your soil. Get rid of weeds and tilth the soil finely. Gently compact the soil until it is flattened. The soil should be adequately moistened. Sod should be placed in rows that are staggered, where the joints connect to offset each other. The sod should form a flat and firm surface. Fill in gaps with soil. Your sod should be watered everyday for at least two weeks, then it will root itself and walk on it.
During winter, you should take your favorite plants inside. Try to save plants that are expensive or that are resistant enough to handle the transition. Carefully loosen the dirt around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot filled with the same soil.
Choose the right soil for best results. Different types of plants require different soils, so check soil requirements for the ones you choose. You can simply use one type of soil to make an artificial area.
Plant bulbs in your garden if you want flowers through spring and summer. Not only are bulbs hearty and easy to grow, but they’ll continue to grow as time goes on. Include a variety of plantings to get a full season of flowers, from early bloomers to late-season varieties.
Plant cool-weather edibles in the fall. Try something different by planing kale or lettuce inside a pumpkin, instead of using the planter pots you traditionally use. Simply cut the pumpkin open at the top, so you can remove the seeds and insides. After that, spray Wilt-Pruf along the edges and on the inside of the pumpkin, so it doesn’t rot. Finished? Now you’re all set for planting!
If you want a strange, yet successful, green answer to getting rid of weeds, boil them to death. Boiling water is a safe herbicide which won’t damage your garden or your body. Pour boiling water over the weeds to kill them, but make sure not to pour the water over any plants you don’t want to kill. Boiling water damages the weed roots and will inhibit future growth.
Give peas a head start by sprouting them indoors. If you give them a chance to grow indoors where they are protected, they will germinate better. Your seedlings will be stronger, and this will mean they can withstand diseases and bug attacks. The seedlings can then be transplanted outside after becoming strong enough to withstand the elements.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.