You desire a vibrant and healthy organic garden. The timing is perfect, and it is time for you to begin. The following tips and tricks will help prepare you for organic gardening success.
Consider planting strawberries, especially ones that are everbearing, for your garden if you have small children. Children will be more willing to help you if they can pluck their own fruit from the garden.
Water infused with aspirin is great for combating plant disease. An aspirin and a half, combined with a couple of gallons of water, will do amazing things for your plants. The solution can then be used to spray the entire plant, and will offer protection naturally. Your plants should be sprayed one time each three weeks.
If you like the concept of organic gardening, then why not take it one step further by leaving some of your land undeveloped for the area’s wildlife? You will see many of the birds and insects that are present will assist in pollination and plant production, helping to create a much better garden.
Make sure you have your gardening tools near you, so you can maximize your gardening efficiency. Use a bucket large enough to hold all your equipment or wear pants with multiple pockets. Have gloves, shears, a trowel and anything else you need handy for quick use.
For your flower beds, organic material should be used as mulch. Two or three inches should be enough. Not only will you be adding nutrients, but weeds will be less likely to grow and moisture will be retained more easily. As an added bonus, a nice mulch can help make your garden look more finished.
Within your composting heap, ensure that there is an equal split of dried and green plant materials. Add grass clippings, waste from fruits and vegetables, leaves, and weeds for the green materials in your compost pile. Dried plant matter, on the other hand, includes shredded paper, used wood chips and straw. You should not use things like meat scraps, charcoal, blighted plants or the manure of meat-eating animals in your compost.
You should now feel enthusiastically prepared to enter the relaxing and productive world of organic gardening. If you thought you knew a lot then, now you should be a professional. 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.