Organic gardening is the alternative to using toxic products such as fertilizers or pesticides on the food you are going to eat and the environment you live in. Organic gardening is also cheap and requires very little equipment. In the following paragraphs, you’ll find some suggestions that will help you make the most of your garden.
If you have an organic garden and children, plant some everbearing strawberries for them. For kids, there are few things as fun as picking fruit fresh from the garden. Your children will be much more interesting in helping out if they know they’ll get to enjoy some tasty strawberries.
Add aspirin to your plants to help them fight sickness. Crush and dissolve one and one-half 325mg tablets in two full gallons of plain water. Simply spray your plants with the mixture, and this will help them fend off various diseases. Spray them once about every three weeks.
Keep your plants in a warm, moist environment, if possible. Indoor plants grow best at these warm temperatures. If you don’t want you house to be really warm during the cold season, you could use a heat lamp on organic plants instead.
Maximize your time by keeping your tools close. Carry your tools in a bucket, or keep them in the pockets of a pair of rugged pants. You will be much more productive if you can quickly get to your spade, pruning shears, trowel and watering can.
Coffee grounds work great mixed in with your soil. Coffee grounds contain many of the essential nitrogenous nutrients that plants are able to use. The coffee grounds act as a powerful nitrogen source that will help your plants bloom much quicker.
When planting your organic garden, spacing is an important thing to keep in mind. When the garden is bare, it is sometimes hard to envision how much space a mature plant actually needs. This will give you enough room to work around your garden without smashing any plants. Try to plan your garden and place sufficient distance in between your seedlings.
Try to avoid letting your organic garden chores build up. If your busy life prevents you from tending your garden every day, do small tasks to avoid having so much work when you do have some time. Try pulling a few weeds from the garden while your dogs are out doing their business.
Use equal parts of green and dried plant material in your compost pile. Green means plant cuttings including grass, produce and weeds. Your dried material can be things such as sawdust, paper shreds, wood shavings, straw and cardboard. Charcoal, meat, ashes or other diseased plants should not be included in a compost pile.
Start using these tips to grow your own organic food and help preserve the environment. A flourishing organic garden will also be an open invitation to some very interesting creatures of the wild that you can look forward to seeing.