You are committed to the idea of planting a garden that works well with the environment. The timing is perfect, and it is time for you to begin. Included in this article is advice that can assist you in your gardening endeavors.
If you want your children to enjoy your organic garden, plant some tasty strawberries. Kids are quite eager to pick fruit from a garden, and will help with the planting if they get a nice snack out of it at the end.
Make sure you consider adequate spacing when planting your garden, so that each plant is given room enough to grow and flourish. Leave a little more space than you think your full grown plant will need to make up for overgrowth. Beyond just the physical space that the plants will need, you should also consider the airflow that the plants will require. Think ahead and give each plant room for expansion, by properly spacing the seeds.
Apply equal portions of dried plant material and green into your compost pile. “Green” material refers to things like wilted flowers, weeds, leaves from your yard, and grass clippings. Dried plant materials are things like shredded newspaper, cardboard, sawdust, straw, and any cut up wood materials. Avoid meat, ashes, charcoal, plants with diseases and manure from carnivores.
A good way to plant seeds is in containers. Plant them three times as deep as their overall size. However, you should always know that some seeds cannot be covered, even the slightest bit, because they need to be in direct sunlight. Some typical examples are petunias and ageratum. If you’re not sure if your seeds need sunlight, you can find out online or through the seeds’ package.
When you are growing seedlings in your organic garden, lightly brush over them using your hand up to twice a day. This will make your plants grow faster and they will get bigger than they would have without this practice.
If you have problem slugs in your organic garden, get rid of them naturally with a beer trap. Take a glass jar and bury it so that the soil is even with its mouth. Pour beer into the jar until it is an inch from the top. Slugs are attracted to beer. They will crawl into the jar and be trapped.
In order to claim your crops are legitimately organic and be credible, it is important to your customers that you become organic garden certified. This attracts customers who are willing to drive a little farther and pay a little more for products that are safe and healthy.
Although organic gardening is often much harder than using chemicals, the reward is much greater. Chemicals can be beneficial, but a chemical free organic garden will always produce the best results.
You should be more prepared with organic gardening. Even if you already felt pretty prepared, the advice you’ve read should make you feel like an expert. Remember to apply these tips as you plan and take care of your garden.