Organic gardening may be a major pain, or a joyous hobby. With these tips, you should become a very successful organic gardener.
Ward off certain diseases that plague plants with the use of aspirin. Dissolve aspirin (1.5 pills per 2 gallons of water) in a bucket and administer to your plants. You can easily spray the plans with this concoction to help them fight of disease. Spray them once about every three weeks.
To keep your houseplants happy during the day, your thermostat should be set anywhere between 65 and 75 degrees. Plants require a warmer climate to grow. If your thermostat is normally kept lower in winter, you can use a heat lamp to keep your plants warm enough.
Having a garden of perennials can be an easy and quick process. Simple slice into the soil with a spade, flip the turf, and mulch the area with 3 to 4 inches of wood chips. After a few weeks, you can then dig into the turf and plant the perennials of your choosing.
Spacing is one of the primary considerations when planning an organic garden. You can easily underestimate how much space the plants need until they begin to grow. Air circulation and room to grow is important for any plant. Plant the plants appropriately when it comes to spacing the seeds.
Some advise passing your hand gently over your newly planted seedlings each day. While it seems a little odd, it has been reported that this can encourage plant growth.
Use untreated stone, brick or wood to build raised beds. If you choose wood, it needs to be naturally rot resistant and untreated. Examples of good woods include cedar, cypress, and locust. If you use your garden to grow vegetables, avoid using wood that has been treated with chemicals. These toxic chemicals may seep into the soil, damaging your crops. If you have built a bed with treated lumber already, use a barrier such as plastic to line the bed.
One way to profitably sell products from your organic garden is to be a credible organic gardener. Get organically certified. This will not only increase sales, but it will demonstrate to your customers that your products are legitimate and that you are doing what it takes to grow the best crops.
You need to mulch your flowerbed and garden using at least 3 inches worth of organic material. This is a great tip to practice for a healthy, vibrant organic garden. Not only will the mulch nourish the soil and subsequently the plants, but it also helps to cut back on the amount of weeds that grow in your garden.
Make garden beds correctly, if you want to create an organic garden. You can make a bed by slicing under the turf with a spade. Once it is sliced, flip the turf up exposing the soil underneath. Now cover this exposed area with wood chips, about 3 or 4 inches. Once these have set for about two or three weeks you can plant in it.
Clearly, organic gardening is a more voluminous subject than is commonly known. With hard work and patience, you will be happy with the end result–a fabulous organic garden. By following the above tips, you are well on your way to increasing your organic gardening skills.