For some people, organic gardening is a relaxing activity, while for others, it is a bother. With these tips, you should become a very successful organic gardener.
You should teach your children how to garden alongside you. A garden can teach your children about the joy of rewarding work and nutrition while bonding.
Plant strawberries for your children. You will find that they enjoy participating in gardening if they are allowed to pluck the fresh berries and eat them straight from the earth.
Try using aspirin water for fighting plant diseases. One and half tablets of aspirin in a couple gallons of water will be a wonderful help to the plants you have. Simply spray your plants with the mixture, and this will help them fend off various diseases. Plants should be sprayed once every two to three weeks.
Before planting your favorite perennials, you must first prepare 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. Wait two weeks, then dig in and plant the new perennials.
To be more efficient when working in your organic garden, have your tools close at hand. Carry a large bucket with you or wear pants with a lot of pockets. Keep your gloves, a trowel, small pruning shears and other tools handy and make quick work of your garden maintenance.
The optimal amount of organic mulch to use in your flower beds is 2-3 inches. Mulch will minimize weed growth and maximize nutrients and moisture. Your flower beds should also look beautiful all year long.
Pine makes a much better mulch than you might think. Some plants need acidic soil to grow properly, because of their own acid content. There is no better, or easier, way to make your acid-loving plants happy then to use pine needles you already have on your beds. Using several inches of needles to cover your beds provides acid for the soil as they begin to decompose.
Put used coffee grounds on the soil. Coffee grounds have a lot of nutrients that plants can use. It is best for your plants to use coffee grounds that are part of a blend of ingredients in the compost or soil you are using for your plants, rather than directly adding coffee grounds to your garden plants.
One odd but apparently useful tip for growing organic plants, is to lightly brush your plants with your fingers or a piece of cardboard 1-2 times a day. This sounds like total nonsense, but there is research suggesting that it does promote plant growth relative to unpetted plants.
Water your plants appropriately for the climate. How much you water depends on the time of day, the quality of your water and the type of soil you have. For instance, if you live in a humid climate where it never goes below 30 degrees Celsius, refrain from watering the leaves, as this will inevitably invite leaf fungus. Instead, water the root system well.
Organic gardening is far more complex than it seems. While it takes quite a bit of effort and lots of patience, your pay off in the end will be a fantastic organic garden. By using the advice you learned here, you will be well on the path to becoming an organic gardening pro.