You are going to try your hand at organic gardening. This is the perfect time. The following tips and tricks will help prepare you for organic gardening success.
Using a solution of aspirin and water can prevent certain plant diseases. One and a half aspirin, dissolved in two gallons of water, can be a great addition to your plants. All you have to do is spray the plants with this solution and you should see good results. Spraying should be one time every three weeks.
When you are cultivating an organic garden inside, you should think about the lighting situation. If you’re living in a home that doesn’t receive much sunlight, you should consider growing plants that thrive in environments with low to medium amounts of light. If your plants still need more light, there are always artificial light sources that you can use.
It is simple to prepare your garden for perennial flowers. Slice under the grass with a spade, flip the layer you have lifted over, and spread three inches of wood chips on top. Wait two weeks or so, and then you are ready to jump right in with digging and planting.
You should utilize around three inches of mulch that is organic in your flower beds. This will prevent weeds from growing, retain humidity, and feed your plants with the nutrients they need. As an added bonus, a nice mulch can help make your garden look more finished.
Make sure you work in your garden every day. By having your tools in one location, you will not spend hours looking for them. Keep your tools well-maintained and stored away in a designated place. That way you always know where they are and they are ready to use when you need them. Get yourself a tool belt, or wear pants with many pockets.
Use alcohol to help control the slugs in your garden by fashioning a beer trap. Dig a hole the size of a glass jar, and bury the jar with the top at ground level. Fill this jar up with beer almost entirely. Slugs will be attracted to the beer and find themselves trapped.
In order to construct your raised beds, make use of untreated brick, stone, wood and other materials. Choose a wood that is resistant to rot and does not contain any chemicals. Some good choices you might consider are locust, cedar, and cypress. It is particular important that you don’t use treated wood for vegetable beds, as the chemicals and toxins on the wood could leach into the soil and be absorbed by food plants. If you have built a bed with treated lumber already, use a barrier such as plastic to line the bed.
You should now have the basic knowledge you need to start an organic garden. If you were under the impression you were good at organic gardening before, you should now feel like an expert! These tips should get you started, and with some ideas of your own, you should have a thriving, beautiful garden in no time.