Organic gardening may be a major pain, or a joyous hobby. These tips should help you to become a better organic gardener.
Water containing some aspirin helps your plants fight illness. Crush and dissolve one and one-half 325mg tablets in two full gallons of plain water. You can just spray this on them to fight disease. Apply this solution to your plants every few weeks.
If you have a high priority for sustainability in your organic gardening, try leaving a corner of the property undeveloped as a mini wildlife refuge. This will also benefit your cultivated gardens as it will attract more bugs and birds to pollinate your other plants.
Indoor plants have been bred over time to thrive in temperatures that are characteristic of a home. Most indoor plants like to be in about 70 degree temperatures, plus or minus 5 degrees. The temperature needs to remain steady and warm so the plants can grow. If this is a little too warm for your house, grow your organic plants under a heat lamp.
When your seeds sprout, they will not be in need of the warmth they needed to germinate. Remove plants from the heated environment once they begin growing. Take any plastic film off of your containers because they hold in heat and humidity. Observe your seeds carefully so that you can make these changes as soon as they start sprouting.
Add three inches of mulch to your flower beds. A thick layer of mulch will prevent weeds, reduce watering needs and fertilize your garden. It also adds a uniform and cohesive look to the garden.
Add coffee grounds to your garden’s 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.
The space you leave in between your plants is an important measurement when it comes to gardening. It can be easy to underestimate how much space your plants will need once they begin growing. The plants will inevitably need to unfurl and spread, but they also need the circulation of air from open spaces. Plan your garden carefully and leave enough space between the seeds.
You can kill weeds naturally. A good thick layer of newspaper can be laid down to control weeds. Weeds can only grow when there is adequate sunlight. When you pile up layers of newspapers right on top of the weeds, they will suffocate and die. Newspapers easily break down over a period of time, and eventually become a portion of the compost. Of course, you may wish to cover the paper with mulch to make it appear more attractive.
As you’ve read, there is more to doing organic gardening than many think. Every time you enjoy your vegetables, fruits, flowers or just take a satisfying glance around your garden, you’ll realize that all your efforts have been worth it. By using the advice you learned here, you will be well on the path to becoming an organic gardening pro.