Men and women of all ages enjoy relaxing in an organic gardening and making things grow. If you lack experience as a gardener, it is perfectly natural to be somewhat intimidated by the thought of all that work. How should a novice approach the learning experience of growing plants? If so, keep reading. You are only minutes away from becoming a better gardener.
If you have an organic garden and children, plant some everbearing strawberries for them. Little ones will be more likely to help when they can enjoy the fun of harvesting their own fruit.
Water containing some aspirin helps your plants fight illness. You will need 2 gallons of water and one and one half aspirin mixed together for a wonderful add-on to your plants. Spray the plants with the aspirin solution to help your plants fight disease. Use this method to spray your plants every three weeks.
A great way to ensure that your organic garden will do well is to keep a section of your land unspoiled. The natural wildlife will spring up and make for a perfect organic habitat. Doing this will allow creatures that help plants to produce and pollinate to continue their actions, which will have a positive effect on the garden you develop.
Store a few plastic bags near your garden to slip on over your dirty gardening shoes. This way, you won’t break momentum by fussing with your shoes, and you’ll be quickly back in the garden to finish your work.
Pine mulch can be highly effective under the right conditions. Some garden plants have a high acidity, and prefer acidic soil. When you have plants like this, nothing is easier than to gather pine needles for your beds. Using several inches of needles to cover your beds provides acid for the soil as they begin to decompose.
Want to kill weeds naturally? Take layers of newspapers and use them for weed control. Weeds require sunlight to continue growing. By placing newspaper over them, they will not get light and suffocate. Old newspapers are a valuable addition to your compost heap. You can then add a mulch layer right on top so that it looks more attractive.
Try using a beer trap to naturally eradicate slugs from your organic garden. Bury a jar in the garden with it’s mouth open and level to the ground. Next, add beer to the jar until it’s about nearly full, with somewhere around an inch of space remaining. Slugs will be attracted by the beer and fall into the jar.
Overall, a layer of mulch is beneficial for the soil. The soil can be greatly enhanced by adding a good layer of mulch to it. It keeps the soil cool on very hot days, thus protecting the roots in the ground. It helps the soil retain moisture longer by reducing the evaporation rate. It also keeps the weeds under control.
Now you have the groundwork of knowledge necessary to start enjoying organic gardening. Watching your garden grow can be a source of great pleasure and joy. With the tips presented above at the forefront of your mind, you can begin to grow delicious organic produce like a professional.