Most likely, you have seen organic foods in your local grocery store or read about them in a newspaper. Organic items are easy to spot on the shelves. The organic products cost more, and they often come in distinctive packaging. Continue on for some great organic gardening tips, so you can learn how to grow one at home.
Preparing the soil for your perennial garden is easy. Only a garden spade and woods chips are necessary. To prepare the garden, slice out sheets of turf using the spade, and flip the turf upside down. Then, cover the newly turned soil with wood chips, approximately three inches deep. You want to then give the area about a couple of weeks, then you want your new perennials planted by digging into it.
Add three inches of mulch to your flower beds. Mulch will minimize weed growth and maximize nutrients and moisture. Also, the flower beds will look beautifully maintained at all times.
To avoid tracking the mud and dirt that will get on your gardening shoes, use plastic bags. This way, you can get in and out quickly, and get back to work in the garden.
Do not underestimate pine as great mulch. Some garden plants are high in acidity, and do better with acidic soil. When you have any plants like this, it’s very simple to just collect pine needles to use in your bed. Cover your beds with the needles, as they will decompose and disperse their acid throughout the soil.
Put coffee grounds in your soil. These coffee grounds have many nitrogenous nutrients that your plants could use. Plants need nitrogen in order to thrive, so give it a natural source with coffee grounds, then watch everything come to life much more quickly.
Use an old laundry basket to collect your produce. The laundry basket can be used as a colander for your produce. After you have rinsed your produce in the laundry basket, the water will just drain right out the sides.
If slugs are a problem in your garden, use a beer trap to kill them naturally. First, place a glass canning jar in the soil, burying it until the mouth is even with the surface of the soil. Next, fill the jar with beer until there is only one inch left below the mouth of the jar. Slugs are attracted to the beer and become trapped in the container.
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.