If you’re planning on eating healthier and saving a lot of money on groceries, growing an organic garden will accomplish that and much more. It can be a little daunting, however. From the type of mulch to use to the right equipment, there are many questions you need answered. As well, there are a lot of choices when it comes to seeds. Whether you are growing your first garden or looking for a few new tips, the following tips give some easy-to-implement organic gardening device.
Strawberries are a great plant to grow in any organic garden, especially if you happen to have kids or any strawberry lover in your home. 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.
When mulching your flower beds, aim for anywhere between two or three inches of mulch. This will help to inhibit weed growth, helps to lock in moisture, and adds needed nutrients to your organic garden. This will also make your flowers appear beautiful and finished all year long.
Spacing is one important factor in gardening. Do not underestimate the space that plants need to develop their root systems. This will give you enough room to work around your garden without smashing any plants. Plan accordingly and put an appropriate amount of distance between seeds.
Try to avoid letting your organic garden chores build up. Sometimes it might prove difficult to get in a little gardening time every day. However, you shouldn’t fret, as there are a few things you can do that can minimize the time you spend gardening when you do manage to get to it. Grab a handful of weeds, throw down some mulch, or toss some water on it anytime you walk by.
When developing your compost pile, use equal measures of dried and green material. Green plant mulches include everything from fresh grass clippings, to unwanted vegetables, to recently pulled weeds. Examples of dried plant material are sawdust, shredded paper, straw, cut-up woody material, and cardboard. 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 will make your plants grow faster and they will get bigger than they would have without this practice.
A beer trap is an effective way of of dealing with any slugs that invade your organic garden. Bury a jar in the garden with it’s mouth open and level to the ground. Fill this jar up with beer almost entirely. The beer helps attract slugs and they end up trapped.
In conclusion, having an organic garden is helpful in improving your healthy diet habits. Apply the tips you just read to start your garden to save money and eat healthier foods.