The effort and knowledge you put into your garden shows in the results, particularly when you are working with organic material. It lets other know that you are serious about getting the most out of your organic plants. These are worthy goals. As any other skill, your organic gardening skills will only grow with time and experience. Here are some suggestions that can help.
Add aspirin to your plants to help them fight sickness. Crush and dissolve one and one-half 325mg tablets in two full gallons of plain water. The solution can then be used to spray the entire plant, and will offer protection naturally. Spray them once about every three weeks.
When growing organic plants indoors, it is important to consider the amount of light that is available to them. Ideally, these plants should be kept in a room that offers natural light from a window or glass door. If you simply must have a plant that has higher requirements for sunlight, you can use indoor UV lamps.
After your seeds have sprouted, heat lamps are not needed. As your baby plants grow, you can move them from their heat source. You must also take away plastic films from your containers in order to keep the warmth and humidity out. Watch your seeds closely to find the right time to do this.
To avoid tracking the mud and dirt that will get on your gardening shoes, use plastic bags. This allows you to keep going, getting back to your garden quickly.
Avoid allowing chores in your organic garden stack up. If your busy life prevents you from tending your garden every day, do small tasks to avoid having so much work when you do have some time. If you are outside with your dog, pluck a few weeds while your dog is taking care of his business.
When planting seeds you should cover them with fine soil. Determine its depth by looking at the seed’s size and multiplying it by three. But, is important to realize the some seeds ought not be covered, as they need complete exposure to sun. Examples of these are petunias and ageratum. When in doubt about whether a seed requires direct sun exposure, you can find lots of information online or on the seed packaging itself.
If you are building a raised bed utilize stone, brick or wood that is untreated. If you choose to use wood to construct your bed, choose a species that is naturally resistant to rot and avoid treated wood entirely. Some good choices you might consider are locust, cedar, and cypress. Treated wood can leach chemicals into any soil it rests against, so don’t use it in a garden with vegetables. If you have built a bed with treated lumber already, use a barrier such as plastic to line the bed.
You now have the skills, the tools, and the equipment necessary to apply these strategies to your own organic garden. Great! These tips were specifically crafted to enhance your organic gardening techniques. A gardener should never be done learning! Hopefully, you’ve learned things that will help make your organic garden beautiful.