It’s now time to develop a fresh and nutritious organic garden. This is the perfect time. The following tips can help you realize your plans for your garden.
Aspirin water has disease-prevention properties that can protect plants. Dissolve one aspirin and a half for 2 gallons of water. All you have to do is spray the plants with this solution and you should see good results. Plants should be sprayed once every two to three weeks.
You must consider how much light is available when starting your plants indoors. If the room you wish to grow them in faces in a direction that gets little light, choose varieties of plants which can accept this type of environment. If you want to grow a plant which requires more light, you can invest in grow-lights.
Keep your tools handy to work more efficiently. Carry your tools in a bucket, or keep them in the pockets of a pair of rugged pants. You should be able to do your garden work quickly if you keep a trowel, gloves, small pruning shears, and other handy devices close to you.
Sprouting seeds need less warmth than before. Your seedlings should be moved away from any heat source. You can now take off any protective coverings on your plants that were there to shield them from the elements. Keep an eye on your seeds in order to know when you should do this.
Pine is a surprisingly good source of mulch. Some plants are highly acidic, and like soil that is acidic too. For these types of plants, pine needles are wonderful for mulching. Cover the surface of the ground with a two-inch layer of the pine needles; as the needles break down, they will release acid into the soil and nourish your plants.
Add coffee grounds to your garden’s soil. Coffee grounds have a lot of nutrients that plants can use. The coffee grounds act as a powerful nitrogen source that will help your plants bloom much quicker.
Try not to let the chores associated to your organic garden build up. There are certain little things to help you keep up with your garden, even if you don’t have the necessary time each day to do everything. Grab a handful of weeds, throw down some mulch, or toss some water on it anytime you walk by.
Use an old laundry basket to bring your fresh produce in from the garden. An old laundry basket makes an excellent strainer for cleaning your produce. Rinse the product off whilst it’s in the basket so that any extra water can strain through the laundry basket’s holes.
A rule of thumb for when you are planting seeds in containers is to make the hole depth around three times larger than the seed itself. Some seeds shouldn’t be covered and must be in sunlight at all times. Among the seeds meeting this definition are ageratum and petunias. Read the instructions that came with the seeds, and do some research on the Internet to find out the sunlight that your seeds need.
You are now well-equipped with insight on creating an organic garden. If you were under the impression you were good at organic gardening before, you should now feel like an expert! Remember to apply these tips as you plan and take care of your garden.