Organic gardening can either be a nice, calming hobby, or a considerable annoyance. The following advice will show you how to grow an organic garden successfully.
You can help your plants resist disease by spraying them with aspirin water. Try dissolving around one and one half aspirins into around 2 gallons of water for your plants. Then spray your plants with this mixture to stave off diseases. You should spray your plants about once every three weeks.
It can be extremely fast and easy to plant perennials into your garden. Simple slice into the soil with a spade, flip the turf, and mulch the area with 3 to 4 inches of wood chips. Wait for a few weeks and plant new perennials in this area.
To be as efficient as possible in the garden, always have your tools handy. You can keep them in a good sized bucket, or wear utility pants that have plenty of large pockets. Keep your gloves, a trowel, small pruning shears and other tools handy and make quick work of your garden maintenance.
After seeds have sprouted, they require less warmth than they did prior to sprouting. Move your plants further away from your heat source as they grow. Also, remove plastic coverings from the tops of your growing containers to keep them from becoming too warm or humid. Keep a close watch on your seeds to know when to do this.
Use equal parts of green and dried plant material in your compost pile. Add grass clippings, waste from fruits and vegetables, leaves, and weeds for the green materials in your compost pile. Dried plant material comprises shredded paper, cardboard, sawdust, and straw. Never use ashes, meat, charcoal, diseased plants or carnivorous animal manure in your compost pile.
A rule of thumb followed by many planters is to bury the seeds in soil to a depth of around three times the diameter of the actual seed. Some seeds shouldn’t be covered and must be in sunlight at all times. Petunia and ageratum seeds need direct sunlight, for example. If you are unsure about the specific needs of your seeds, you should consult your local garden center or conduct further research online. Important things to look for include water requirements, ideal soil type, and recommended sunlight exposure.
Organic gardening is far more complex than it seems. You need to work hard at it and be patient, and if you can do that then you will see a dazzling organic garden. Follow the tips and you can increase your gardening skills.