Many people select organic gardening to avoid using pesticides or commercial fertilizers on their garden for fear of long-term damage to their health and the environment. A lot of organic gardening strategies are cheap. Keep reading for some useful tips on organic gardening.
Ward off certain diseases that plague plants with the use of aspirin. To add the aspirin to the plant, dissolve about one tablet and a half into approximately two gallons of fresh water. You can simply spray them with the mixture to help aid them in fighting off diseases. Use this method every three weeks.
Perennial gardens should be prepared easily and quickly in the ground. Simply use a spade or small shovel to get under the grass or turf and flip it over. Then, using wood chips, cover the area to a depth of three or four inches. Allow a few weeks to pass by before you dig down into the applied soil.
To be most efficient in your gardening, always keep your tools close at hand. Put them into a basket you carry with you, or use an apron with many pockets and hanging loops. Have gloves, shears, a trowel and anything else you need handy for quick use.
After sprouting occurs, you will not need to keep seeds as warm. Move your plants further away from your heat source as they grow. You can now take off any protective coverings on your plants that were there to shield them from the elements. You should know when the right time is if you are keeping an eye on the seeds.
Make the most of the time spent in your garden. Keep all of your tools together; do not waste time looking for them! Prepare them all ahead of time and have them handy before you need to garden, and then put them back in their place when done. Even something like a carpenter’s tool belt or some cargo jeans work well to keep tools organized.
Try using coffee grounds on the soil. Coffee grounds are filled with nitrogen, that is a nutrient required by plants. Plants need an adequate nitrogen source in order to thrive. Adding coffee grounds, chemical fertilizer, or diluted urea to your soil increases the soil’s nitrogen content and will help to make your plants grow faster, taller and healthier.
Don’t use pesticides – kill your weeds naturally! To control the growth of weeds, all you need is last week’s Sunday paper. Weeds require sunlight for growing. The newspaper will block sunlight and weeds won’t be able to grow. As an added benefit, the newspapers will decompose over time, becoming organic compost. It can look more attractive by adding a mulch layer.
When planting seeds you should cover them with fine soil. Determine its depth by looking at the seed’s size and multiplying it by three. Some seeds need sunlight and should not be buried. Ageratum and petunias fall into this category. Read the instructions that came with the seeds, and do some research on the Internet to find out the sunlight that your seeds need.
Utilize the advice provided here, and you will soon be on your way to having a flourishing organic garden that is both healthy and free of pollutants. When you are organic gardening and working with nature, you will also see a lot of wildlife coming to visit!