You wish to make a fresh and healthy organic garden. Well your timing could not be more perfect! The tips below can help you begin your organic garden.
Be sure you plant strawberries in your garden for your children, you want to make sure you especially plant everbearing strawberries as well. Children love to pick their own fruit right out of the garden, and will be more willing to help with the process if they get something out of it.
For in-home organic gardeners, you are looking for an ideal temperature of around 60-75 degrees for your plants. Young plants need a temperature within that specific range to grow. You can also buy a heat lamp to maintain ideal conditions for your inside plants during the winter.
To be as efficient as possible in the garden, always have your tools handy. Use a bucket large enough to hold all your equipment or wear pants with multiple pockets. Keep your gloves, pruning shears, a hand spade and your other tools handy to quickly and easily do your garden maintenance.
Working in the garden doesn’t have to be grueling; learn to work more efficiently. Don’t waste time searching for lost tools. Have all of your tools gathered and prepared for use before you work in the garden, and make sure to put them away neatly. Get yourself a tool belt, or wear pants with many pockets.
Plastic bags can be kept on hand and reused to slip over your dirty gardening shoes. You’ll be able to keep your momentum going without needing to take off your shoes, and stay on track with your gardening project.
Space is important to remember when planting an organic garden. It is easy to underestimate the amount of space that the plants will take up once they start to grow. Your plants will need the space not only because of their physical size, but also because the space will provide air circulation for the garden. Plot out all of these considerations before putting that first seed in the ground.
One odd but apparently useful tip for growing organic plants, is to lightly brush your plants with your fingers or a piece of cardboard 1-2 times a day. While it seems a little odd, it has been reported that this can encourage plant growth.
If you want to sell your crops, you should become a certified organic gardener. This will increase your sales, and it will prove to your customers that they have quality products.
Change how much you water your plants with the changing of the seasons. You should also adjust your watering habits if the temperature or amount of rainfall changes dramatically. You should consider water quality and soil type when watering your plants. Try to water your plants at the same time every day, as time of day also affects how much water they need. For example, if your climate is humid and warm, you should not water the leaves because it will encourage leaf fungus. The important thing is to make sure the plant’s roots receive sufficient water.
At this point, you should feel more confident about your gardening skills. You are now the expert, even if you didn’t think so before. The tips above should have given you some advice and a few ideas, so that you can begin an organic gardening adventure in your own backyard.