Organic Garden Tips And Tricks For New Growers

TIP! If you have an organic garden and children, plant some everbearing strawberries for them. Kids really enjoy plucking snacks directly from the ground, and may have greater enthusiasm for the work if they see the results of their labor right away.

Organic gardening has gained popularity from people who no longer wish to consume produce that has been treated with chemicals and pesticides, which can damage the environment and a person's health. Also, most methods of organic gardening are fairly inexpensive. These tips will get you right into the swing of organic gardening and improve your skill in no time.

TIP! A good tip to help your plants stay healthy and fight diseases is to use aspirin water. Dissolve 1 aspirin per gallon of water for a plant disease fighting solution.

Let your children be involved in your organic gardening efforts. You can provide a good learning experience that your children can appreciate the more they learn on how to grow healthy produce.

TIP! Before planting any perennials, you have to make the ground ready. Use your spade to slice chunks of turf up, then flip each piece over, and spread wood chips on top to a depth of four inches.

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. A lot of children not only love to pick out their own fruit but they also love to learn about it as well.

TIP! You'll save time and energy if you keep tools nearby while working in your garden. You can make use of a bucket, or wear pants that have plenty of pockets.

Asprin will actually help your plants out by killing diseases. Dissolve aspirin (1.5 pills per 2 gallons of water) in a bucket and administer to your plants. You can simply spray them with the mixture to help aid them in fighting off diseases. Plants should be sprayed once every two to three weeks.

TIP! In your compost, use green and dried plants in equal parts. Your green material can be made up of produce waste, used floral arrangements, lawn cuttings, leaves, and other yard waste.

If you're working to build a sustainable organic garden, try leaving a portion of your garden untouched so that the wildlife will be able to thrive. You will find that many of the supporting cast of insects and birds that aid in plant production and pollination will be present on your land and actually help your developed gardens to produce better.

TIP! If you are building a raised bed utilize stone, brick or wood that is untreated. If you choose to use wood to construct your bed, choose a species that is naturally resistant to rot and avoid treated wood entirely.

If you plan to raise organic plants inside, you need to think about how much light they will get. 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 you still are unable to get enough light to your plants, consider purchasing grow-lights.

TIP! While gardening organically requires more work than gardening with the help of chemicals, the rewards are worth it. Although chemical fertilizers and pesticides can offer impressive claims, choosing the organic route will always yield the best food in the end.

One way to ensure efficiency while gardening is to keep your tools close by. You can do this by using a bucket, or you can wear rugged pants or a gardening apron that has several pockets. Keep your trowel, pruning shears and gloves handy so you can do your garden work quickly and easily.

TIP! Calibrate how much you water based upon the time of the year and the weather conditions. Other factors that influence how much you need to water include time of day, soil factors and how hard your water is.

When planting your organic garden, spacing is an important thing to keep in mind. Plants take up quite a bit of space as they grow, and it's easy to underestimate just how much. Plants need room for physical growth and for the air to circulate within the soil. Plan your garden carefully and leave enough space between the seeds.

TIP! Overall, a layer of mulch is beneficial for the soil. The soil will be efficiently protected.

For container planting, be sure to plant your seeds at a depth around three times the radius of the seed. Certain seeds are an exception to that rule, since they require sunlight to germinate, so they should be barely covered or not at all. Ageratum and petunias are two examples of seeds that should not be planted deeply. The directions for how to handle the seeds will usually be found on the seed's package. You can also find this information online.

TIP! Any gardening can connect you with Mother Nature, but particularly if you employ organic gardening techniques. Approaching gardening in this way will enlighten you in the entire process from beginning to end.

One unusual tip in organic gardening, is to "pet" your seedlings often. Use your hands or a piece of cardboard and lightly ruffle the seedling about one or two times a day. It may sound a little odd to do this, but there is actually proven research that shows this helps the plants grow.

TIP! Plant your own garlic with organic methods. Plant single garlic cloves during the spring or fall seasons in soil that is moist and well drained.

Applying the knowledge you learned here to your garden will help ensure you have a thriving, toxin-free garden of your very own. You might actually notice more wildlife in and around your garden due to your natural gardening methods.

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