Most people are familiar with the idea of organic foods or may have noticed them in food stores. You may already be aware of which foods come organically. They have special packaging and cost a fortune. Keep reading for information to help you start producing organic produce right in your own yard.
If you have children, plant strawberries, especially everbearing strawberries, in your organic garden. Children love to pick their own fruit right out of the garden, and will be more willing to help with the process if they get something out of it.
You can help to prevent your plants from developing diseases with aspirin water. Dissolve one aspirin and a half for 2 gallons of water. All you need to do is spray the plants with the solution in order to battle common ailments. Plants should be sprayed once every two to three weeks.
Have all of your tools available to you as you garden to increase efficiency. You can do this by using a bucket, or you can wear rugged pants or a gardening apron that has several pockets. Keep all of the tools you use and your gloves handy and will help you work more efficiently.
Don’t underestimate pine as a great mulch. Some plants have a naturally high acidic level, and therefore like acidic soil. If that’s the case, the easiest thing to do is use pine needles for beds. Cover up your beds with a few inches of needles. As they start to decompose, they’ll spread out acid onto the ground and soil.
One of the most important things to consider when plotting your garden is to make note of your available space. You can easily underestimate how much space the plants need until they begin to grow. The plants need space due to sheer size and also for air circulation. Plan your garden accordingly, and make sure the right distance is between the seeds.
Be sure your new compost pile contains roughly the same proportion of dried and green plants. Green plant material comprises leaves, weeds, spent flowers, grass clippings, and fruit and vegetable waste. Dried plant material includes straw, sawdust, shredded paper, cardboard, and dried and cut-up woody material. Certain substances will undermine your composting efforts and cancel out any benefits; these include meat, charcoal, ash or plants that have diseases or fungal growths.
When planting seeds, you should bury them three times as deep as their actual size. However, it is important to understand that some seeds require sunlight and should never be covered. Petunia and ageratum seeds need direct sunlight, for example. If you are unsure as to whether or not your seeds should be covered or not, try to read the package or find the answer online.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.