Organic gardening can be an every day part of your life, but understanding how it works can be hard. There are many different types of seeds available to you. Follow these steps to grow your very own organic garden.
If you have children, plant strawberries, especially everbearing strawberries, in your organic garden. Children love to snap up these sweet juicy fruits for themselves and will be much more willing to eat other foods you’ve planted as well.
Maximize your time by keeping your tools close. You have several options including using a bucket to hold your tools or wearing pants with lots of sturdy pockets. A gardener’s tool belt will allow you to keep your gardening gloves and other tools close by while you are working in your garden.
Try using coffee grounds on the soil. They contain nitrogenous nutrients which are essential to plant growth. Plants need an adequate nitrogen source in order to thrive. Adding coffee grounds, chemical fertilizer, or diluted urea to your soil increases the soil’s nitrogen content and will help to make your plants grow faster, taller and healthier.
Be aware of spacing considerations when you are first planting your organic garden. It’s common to not think about how much space a plant will need once it’s full grown, and you don’t want to crowd your garden. Plants need room for physical growth and for the air to circulate within the soil. Think ahead and give each plant room for expansion, by properly spacing the seeds.
You may find an old plastic laundry basket ideal for gathering vegetables from your garden. A benefit of using something like a laundry basket is that it can strain for you, as well as hold a large amount of produce. You can clean and rinse the harvest when it is the laundry basket and the water will go out of the holes.
Your compost pile should contain green plant materials and dry plant materials. Green plant material includes grass clippings, spent flowers, vegetable and fruit waste, weeds and leaves. The leaves you rake in the fall, straw, sawdust and the like are dry material. 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.
In an organic garden, ruffle any seedlings with a piece of cardboard, or even your hand, a couple times each day. This sounds like total nonsense, but there is research suggesting that it does promote plant growth relative to unpetted plants.
The more you read, the more you understand how great growing an organic garden can be and how important adding what you grow in your garden to your dietary habits can be. Using the information that has been provided is a great way to start an organic garden of your own.