Organic gardening doesn’t have to be grueling work. Indeed, it can be quite enjoyable. However, for a beginner, the whole gardening experience can be a very intimidating thing to enter into. How should a novice approach the learning experience of growing plants? All you have to do is read the following suggestions.
Plant ever-bearing strawberries for your children in the organic garden. Children will be more willing to help you if they can pluck their own fruit from the garden.
Create a space perfect for any perennial garden with this easy method. Using a garden spade, dig underneath the turf and flip it. Then, create a layer of wood chips at least three inches deep over the area you just flipped. After a few weeks, dig, then plant your perennials.
Have your gardening tools near you to minimize the time spent searching for them. Keep the tools in a big bucket, or store them in strong pockets in your pants. If you have your pruning shears, spade, trowel and gloves handy, you will be able to get your gardening chores done much more quickly.
Coffee grounds are a great addition to soil. Coffee grounds add many nitrogenous nutrients to the soil that will benefit your plants. Using coffee grounds or any other source of nitrogen contributes to the growth of taller, fuller blooms.
When it is harvest time, use a laundry basket. An old basket will act like a strainer does. You can clean and rinse the harvest when it is the laundry basket and the water will go out of the holes.
Killing weeds the natural way? Use several layers of newspapers for weed control. Weeds can only grow when there is adequate sunlight. If the weeds have already sprouted, you can place the newspapers over them and they will die due to lack of sunlight. Newspapers also decompose fairly quickly, and mix with your garden soil. In order to improve its attractiveness, add one mulch layer.
A good thing to know when it comes to your organic garden, and running it, is to, a couple times a day, lightly ruffle the seedlings with cardboard or your hand. This probably sounds like an odd recommendation, but research has shown that this technique encourages more plant growth, than no petting at all.
Keep slugs out of your organic garden naturally, using a beer trap. Take a glass jar and bury it in your garden, making sure that the lip of the jar is even with the soil. Now, fill the jar with beer to approximately an inch below the lip. Slugs will crawl into the jar to get the beer and not be able to get out again.
With what you learned you should now feel a bit more confident when it comes to gardening, and you should think of it as an easy task to tackle now. The activity is fun, relaxing, rewarding and potentially challenging. With the tips presented above at the forefront of your mind, you can begin to grow delicious organic produce like a professional.