Organic gardening is something that many families want to do but simply never take on the challenge. Some may feel overwhelmed by all that needs to be done in order to create an organic garden. Follow the advice in this article to overcome the challenges you encounter, and learn how to grow an organic garden successfully. You might even end up loving it!
Your children can help you with your garden. They will enjoy learning about nature and bonding with you.
Indoor plants need an environment that is between 65 and 75 degrees. Young plants need a temperature within that specific range to grow. If this is a little too warm for your house, grow your organic plants under a heat lamp.
If you’re planning on gardening inside, the first thing you should consider is an adequate light source. If you want indoor plants, choose specimens that can grow in relatively dark places. You can also get special lamps if you want a different kind of plants.
Preparing a plot for planting a perennial garden can be done quickly and without difficulty. You just need to use your garden spade for slicing underneath the turf, then flip it, and finally spread about three or four inch deep piles of wood chips. Allow the newly turned soil to sit for two weeks, then plant your perennials.
Planted flowers will benefit from organic materials that are built up to as much as three inches. Mulch will minimize weed growth and maximize nutrients and moisture. You will also have a gorgeous and finished organic flower bed.
Paying attention to spacing is important. You will most likely underestimate how much space plants will need as they grow. Air circulation and room to grow is important for any plant. Plan your garden carefully and leave enough space between the seeds.
Green Plant Material
The compost pile should include equal parts of dried material and green plant material. Green plant material can include old flowers, fruit waste, grass clippings, vegetable waste, and leaves. Dried plant matter, on the other hand, includes shredded paper, used wood chips and straw. Never put meat in your compost or even the waste from your family pets. These can harbor diseases that won’t be killed by the composting process.
Construct raised flower beds of brick, stone, or wood. If you choose wood, ensure that it has not been treated with a sealant or other chemicals. Excellent choices are cedar, locust and cypress. Do not use treated wood in 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.
Once you know more about organic gardening, getting started should not be so intimidating. Use any combination of the above tips to improve your organic gardening efforts and have a table laden with scrumptious, wholesome produce you harvested from your garden.