You have probably heard about organic food and perhaps purchased some. You know which items are organic. They have different packaging and are more expensive. Look at the following advice to learn how to start an organic garden.
When you are organic gardening, ask your children to lend a hand. The benefits for your children will be a closer bond with nature and an understanding of where food comes from.
If you have an organic garden and children, plant some everbearing strawberries for them. Children will be more willing to help you if they can pluck their own fruit from the garden.
Organic indoor plants may need additional light sources to make up for the light they miss out on by being indoors. This needs to be considered. Almost every type of plant you grow requires ample sunlight, so think about how much natural light you home receives or if you perhaps need to supplement with UV lamps. You could also consider using grow-lights for this exact purpose.
Prepare the ground for a perennial garden quickly and easily. With a garden spade, slice under the dirt then flip it over. Next, spread out wood chips several inches deep. Wait two weeks, then dig in and plant the new perennials.
Cover your flower beds with two or three inches of compost or organic mulch. This will prevent weeds from growing, retain humidity, and feed your plants with the nutrients they need. A layer of mulch also creates a more attractive appearance.
It is possible to control weeds with natural methods. You can easily control weeds by using layered sheets of newspaper. Weeds require sunlight to grow. The layers of newspaper over the weeds will block out the light and kill them. You can use newspapers because of how nicely they break down, they can be added into compost. Put mulch over top to increase the attractiveness of the pile.
When you are growing seedlings in your organic garden, lightly brush over them using your hand up to twice a day. This probably sounds like an odd recommendation, but research has shown that this technique encourages more plant growth, than no petting at all.
If you sell or use organically grown produce in a commercial setting, you should communicate your commitment to natural growing by becoming certified. This will not only increase sales, but it will demonstrate to your customers that your products are legitimate and that you are doing what it takes to grow the best crops.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.