There are lots of natural ways that you can grow a healthy, organic garden. All it takes is a little research, and some strategic implementation.
If you’re planning on gardening inside, the first thing you should consider is an adequate light source. If your home does not let in sufficient light, then consider getting plants that thrive in low-light situations. If you cannot achieve success merely through plant selection, consider using artificial light sources.
Perennial gardens should be prepared easily and quickly in the ground. 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. After a few weeks, you may then utilize the area to plant your flowers.
Seeds that have sprouted don’t require the extra warmth that was needed before they sprouted. Move your plants away from the heat as they grow. It is wise to take plastic covers off of the containers in order to eliminate humidity and excess heat. Unless you closely monitor your seedlings, you may not move them in time.
Use several inches of organic materials for mulch in your flower beds. Covering the beds with mulch serves multiple purposes; it helps the flowers by retaining moisture and adding nutrients, and it discourages the growth of unwanted plants. It also adds a uniform and cohesive look to the garden.
You should work efficiently, instead of working hard in your garden, to simplify things. By having your tools in one location, you will not spend hours looking for them. Prepare your equipment before you go into the garden and put everything away afterwards. It may be necessary to don a tool belt or cargo pants with extra pockets.
When maintaining your organic garden, try lightly petting your seedlings — either with the palm of your hand or something like a sheet of cardboard — once or twice each day. While it might sound strange, research has shown that this method can increase the size of your plants.
Use untreated stone, brick or wood to build raised beds. If you choose to use wood to construct your bed, choose a species that is naturally resistant to rot and avoid treated wood entirely. Several species of trees yield suitable wood. Locust, cypress, and cedar are among the more commonly used rot resitent woods. Using untreated wood is especially important for veggie gardens, because chemicals from treated wood could leach into the soil, affecting your food. Treated wood can be lined with plastic to create a barrier.
Organic gardening is more difficult than gardening with chemicals, but you will reap a greater reward. Chemicals can be beneficial, but a chemical free organic garden will always produce the best results.
Calibrate how much you water based upon the time of the year and the weather conditions. Depending upon whether it is morning, noon or night, the chemical composition of your local water supply and soil type may determine your water usage needs. For instance, if you live in a warm, humid climate watering the leaves can cause leaf fungus. Rather, make sure the root system is watered.
A garden can be planted by anybody. However, those who have taken time to do research will gain the most from their crops. Put these organic gardening tips to use.
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