A green thumb and a great deal of patience is needed to take on the hobby of organic gardening. This pastime should yield amazing and healthy foods, free of pesticides and other chemicals found in store bought produce. Are you intimidated? These tips will help you grow like a professional does.
If you have plants inside, make sure the thermostat stays between 65 and 75 degrees. It is important for them to be kept in this temperature range if they are to grow properly. If you aren’t wanting your house to be this warm in the winter, you can use a heat lamp on the plants.
Add coffee grounds to your garden’s soil. Coffee grounds are filled with nutritional elements plants need, such as nitrogen. It is best for your plants to use coffee grounds that are part of a blend of ingredients in the compost or soil you are using for your plants, rather than directly adding coffee grounds to your garden plants.
Try to avoid letting your organic garden chores build up. Every time you go outside, you should take care of a few things so that you do not have too much work to do when you have the time to go back to your garden. While you are with your pet outside, pull some weeds while the pet does its business.
You may find an old plastic laundry basket ideal for gathering vegetables from your garden. You can also use a laundry basket as a strainer. Rinse the product off whilst it’s in the basket so that any extra water can strain through the laundry basket’s holes.
Keep your compost pile balanced with a combination of dried and green plant mulch. Green plant material consists of spent flowers, veggie and fruit waste, leaves, weeds, and grass clippings. Dried plant material includes straw, sawdust, shredded paper, cardboard, and dried and cut-up woody material. Never use ashes, meat, charcoal, diseased plants or carnivorous animal manure in your compost pile.
For container planting, be sure to plant your seeds at a depth around three times the radius of the seed. There are exceptions, however. Some types of seeds require more direct sunlight than others, and as such they should not be fully covered. Ageratum and petunias fall into this category. If you do now know how to plant your seed, consult the information that came with the seed when you bought it or check online for helpful information.
For the best results when growing an organic garden, you should shake your seeds up a little bit. After planted, make sure you agitate the seeds at least twice daily, using your fingers or even a Popsicle stick. This probably sounds like an odd recommendation, but research has shown that this technique encourages more plant growth, than no petting at all.
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Organic gardening is a hobby incorporating nature, hard work and patience. This hobby makes use of the land around us to grow something that tastes really good. This article is full of advice that you can use, along with a little old-fashioned hard work, to get off to a great start in organic gardening.