Organic gardening has become more popular with increased concern about the effects of fertilizers and chemicals on the environment, as well as overall health. There is also the fact that maintaining an organic garden is inexpensive. To begin your journey into the world of organic gardening, follow these tips.
Make sure to lay the sod properly. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared. Pull all the weeds and loosen the soil so the new roots can take easily. Next, you want to make the soil compacted by applying light but firm pressure. Make sure the soil creates a flat surface. Afterward, you want to make sure the soil is moistened. You want the sod laid down in staggered rows, and the joints to be offset from each other. Pat down the sod and fill any gaps with soil. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
If you want to keep your garden free of pests, start with healthy soil! Healthier plants are greater in strength and resistance to illness and insects. So give your garden a kick start by beginning with a healthy batch of natural and organic soil.
If growing vegetables, make sure they are in a location in your garden where they will be exposed daily to at least six hours of the sun. This allows the vegetables to grow quickly and healthily. Some flowers also need six hours of daily direct sun in order to grow and blossom well.
Make sure you protect any tender deciduous shrubs. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees, you should consider protecting them, especially if they do best in warm environments. With a sheet or blanket, you want to loosely cover the wigwam after you tie the tops of the canes together. This method works better than covering your bushes in plastic, allowing air to circulate and preventing rotting.
Start your garden by planting seed in small pots. This is a more sustainable way to start a garden. It is common for commercial plants to be packaged in plastic that is not commonly recycled, and therefore, it is better to use seeds or purchase plantings only from merchants who make use of organic packaging.
To give them a helping hand, pour the water you obtain after steaming vegetables over your plants. You may fertilize the soil with tea or coffee for plants that favor acidic environments, like rhododendrons and gardenias. Chamomile tea is a good remedy against fungus.
During the hottest hours of each day, your vegetables become too soft, and even gentle harvesting will cause damage and bruising. Vegetables and fruits should always be cut from the vine, not twisted; twisting subjects a plant to needless stress.
If you start implementing the organic gardening advice included in this article today, you can look forward to having a healthy, productive, toxic-free garden in the near future. You can also look forward to a boost in the volume of wildlife inhabiting your nature-loving garden.