You have probably heard about organic food and perhaps purchased some. You may already be aware of which foods come organically. They have different packaging and cost tons more. Keep reading for a variety of tips and tricks for maintaining an organic garden.
Keep your tools handy to work more efficiently. Carry your tools in a bucket, or keep them in the pockets of a pair of rugged pants. Have gloves, small shears, a trowel and any other tools you may need on hand to make it simpler to maintain your garden.
Believe it or not, pine makes great mulch. There are many common acidic plants that prefer acidic soil. When you have any plants like this, it’s very simple to just collect pine needles to use in your bed. Go ahead and cover the beds you have with needles a couple of inches and while they decompose, they actually disperse some acid into the soil.
It is common knowledge that grounds from brewed coffee are good for soil. Coffee grounds are filled with nitrogen, that is a nutrient required by plants. Your plants will really bloom if they get the nitrogen they need from coffee grounds or compost or diluted urea.
Paying attention to spacing is important. You can underestimate how much space you need when they are growing. Air circulation and room to grow is important for any plant. Plan accordingly and put an appropriate amount of distance between seeds.
You can use something like a laundry basket to gather all of your produce together when the time comes. Laundry baskets which have holes in them act as giant strainers for your home grown produce. Just rinse the produce right in the basket; the water will drain through the holes.
Within your composting heap, ensure that there is an equal split of dried and green plant materials. You can use all types of green material in your compost pile, including cut grass, dead flowers, fruit peels and cores, and much more. Your dried material can be things such as sawdust, paper shreds, wood shavings, straw and cardboard. Never use ashes, meat, charcoal, diseased plants or carnivorous animal manure in your compost pile.
A good way to plant seeds is in containers. Plant them three times as deep as their overall size. It is important to note though, that not all seeds are covered to this depth, as some need direct sunlight to grow properly. Ageratum and petunias are two examples of seeds that should not be planted deeply. If you’re not sure, a guide either comes with seeds, or you can find this information 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.