When you take time to apply proper organic gardening techniques and products, it really does show. It demonstrates that you want your plants to be healthy and thriving. These are highly admirable qualities. However, there are always ways to learn new skills, and hone your existing ones. There are tips below to help you with this.
Perennial gardens should be prepared easily and quickly in the ground. Simply slice into the ground with a spade, flip the top layer of soil, and then cover it with several inches of wood chips. You want to then give the area about a couple of weeks, then you want your new perennials planted by digging into it.
Keep your tools handy to work more efficiently. Large pockets or a sturdy bucket can be used to store tools. Keep gloves, small pruning shears, a trowel and any other tools handy in order to increase the quickness of the work that goes into your garden.
Use approximately two or three inches of natural, organic material as some mulch in every single flower bed. Doing this keeps weeds down, keeps the moisture in your plants, and gives more nutrients to the plants. This will also make your flowers appear beautiful and finished all year long.
Don’t let the chores for your organic garden pile up. If you’re too busy to do all those little things each day, there are some small steps you can take to not have all that work build up on you. You can pull a few weeds when you take your dog outside.
Your compost pile should contain green plant materials and dry plant materials. When you pull weeds from your garden, throw them in the compost. The same goes for vegetable trimmings and grass clippings. These are considered green materials. Dried plant material, however, can include items such as cardboard, sawdust and shredded paper. Diseased plants, meat and fire-waste like charcoal or ashes should not be placed in your compost pile.
As a good general practice, you should make sure to plant your seeds three seed-widths deep into their containers. Be aware that some seeds shouldn’t be covered, as they need sunlight. This is true of popular flowers like petunias and zinnias. If you are unsure as to whether or not your seeds should be covered or not, try to read the package or find the answer online.
You now have the information you need to start applying these tips to your own organic garden. You are ready to start your own garden. If you read this article carefully, you probably learned something new about organic gardening. It is likely that you have gained some valuable insights that you can apply to your organic garden.