Lots of natural ways exist for growing a bright and healthy organic garden. All it takes is a little research, and some strategic implementation.
If you want your children to enjoy your organic garden, plant some tasty strawberries. Your children will enjoy being able to pick strawberries and will be ready to help you if they can get something sweet to eat.
It can be easy to prepare the soil in a perennial garden. 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. Allow the newly turned soil to sit for two weeks, then plant your perennials.
To be more efficient when working in your organic garden, have your tools close at hand. Carry your tools in a bucket, or keep them in the pockets of a pair of rugged pants. 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.
Pine can make for a great type of mulch. Some garden plants have a higher acidity, and prefer a more acidic soil. If this is the case, use pine needles to mulch your beds. Spread the needles over the beds in a layer that is approximately 2-inches deep. Over time, the needles will begin to decay, supplying the soil with acid as they do.
Use an old laundry basket to collect your produce. This laundry basket can be used as a type of strainer for all your produce. You can clean and rinse the harvest when it is the laundry basket and the water will go out of the holes.
A diversity of materials can be used to construct raised beds. These include brick, stone, and wood. Be sure that any wood you use isn’t chemically treated, and will be able to resist rot naturally. Good choices are cypress, cedar and locust. In order to avoid toxic substances from getting into the ground and perhaps into your vegetables, avoid using treated wood to enclose or demarcate different sections of your vegetable garden. If you are already using treated lumber, you can use plastic liners, or a different barrier, in order to protect your garden.
An organic garden is a benefit to you and everyone else who consumes the food that grows there. Harsh chemicals may be easier to use, but they can affect the nutrition and taste of your vegetables.
Grow some garlic that is organic. Cloves should be planted whole during the fall or early spring months. Garlic grows best in soil that retains moisture but drains well. Plant each bulb at least four inches from each other. Bury them about two inches in the soil with their pointed end facing up. Green garlic shoots, which can be cut while growing, can substitute nicely for scallions or chives. The bulbs are ripe for harvesting when the tops area turns brown. Allow the skin to harden by letting your bulbs sit out in the sun. The garlic should be stored out of direct sunlight in a cool, dry place.
To get your garden off to a great start check below the surface! Make sure that the root system is healthy when you buy tomato seedlings and that the starts are healthy looking as well. The lush starts remain on the baby plants for several weeks, crippling their growth until the starts are gone.
Research the local botanical insecticides which can be useful in deterring the pest population. Natural insecticides are often more powerful than ones that have chemicals in them. Natural insecticides do have the disadvantage of a shorter effective period and a quick decline.
While any person can make a garden, the people who know what they are doing will get the best results. Make use of these organic gardening tips.