Growing an organic garden is a very pleasant and rewarding activity. Gardening can be overwhelming for a beginner. How should a novice approach the learning experience of growing plants? Well, you are in luck; these tips will come in handy!
If you’re working to build a sustainable organic garden, try leaving a portion of your garden untouched so that the wildlife will be able to thrive. One side effect of this is that where animals thrive, so do birds and insects that help nurture and pollinate plants, which will increase the quality of your garden.
When you are cultivating an organic garden inside, you should think about the lighting situation. If your windows are small or receive little light due to their positioning, a plant that requires little sunlight will be more comfortable and healthy. You can also get special lamps if you want a different kind of plants.
Have all of your tools available to you as you garden to increase efficiency. You could do this by using a big bucket, or just wear old pants that have some deep pockets. Keep your gloves, pruning shears, a hand spade and your other tools handy to quickly and easily do your garden maintenance.
Work properly in your garden. It’s frustrating to search for a tool for a half hour. Have all of your tools gathered and prepared for use before you work in the garden, and make sure to put them away neatly. Get yourself a tool belt, or wear pants with many pockets.
Add coffee grounds to your garden’s soil. Coffee grounds contain many of the essential nitrogenous nutrients that plants are able to use. This nutrient is often lacking in home gardens, and adding it will give you taller plants that bloom beautifully.
When you’re making a compost pile, you should use fresh and dried plants to get it started. Green plant mulches include everything from fresh grass clippings, to unwanted vegetables, to recently pulled weeds. Dried materials are things like hay, wood shavings, cardboard and paper. Avoid meat, ashes, charcoal, plants with diseases and manure from carnivores.
Killing weeds the natural way? To control the growth of weeds, all you need is last week’s Sunday paper. Weeds can only grow in sunlight. If the weeds have already sprouted, you can place the newspapers over them and they will die due to lack of sunlight. As an added benefit, the newspapers will decompose over time, becoming organic compost. In order to improve its attractiveness, add one mulch layer.
A beer trap is an effective way of of dealing with any slugs that invade your organic garden. Take a glass jar and bury it in your garden so that the top of it is level with the soil. Fill that with beer just under an inch from the top of your jar. The beer will attract the slugs and they will be trapped in the jar.
Reading this article has hopefully given you some great ideas to begin your experiences in organic gardening. It is very relaxing and fun to work in a beautiful garden. Using these tips, you can become an excellent organic gardener.