In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
When laying sod, it is important that you do it correctly. Prior to laying the sod, prepare your soil. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. Lightly, but firmly compress the soil, making certain it is flat. Make sure you work with a moist soil. The sod should be laid in staggered rows, with the joints offset from one another. Pat down the sod and fill any gaps with soil. For the best results, you need to water the sod every day for a two week period. After this time the sod will have rooted into the soil and can be now walked on.
Choose perennials that won’t be taken out by slugs. Snails and slugs can do irreparable damage to your garden in a single night. These pests gravitate to young perennials with smooth, tender, thin leaves. There are perennials that slugs do not want to eat, the ones that they hate have hairy leaves, or are unappealing to their taste. Selecting an unappetizing perennial, such as campanula or heuchera, will help stop them from being eaten.
You do not need store-bought chemical treatments for plant mildew. Mix a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda into water. Spray this mix on your plants every week and the mildew should go away. Do not worry about your plants; the baking soda cannot harm them.
Take the time to remove weeds. Weeds can take a promising garden and turn it into a shell of its potential. A simple tool that is useful in removing weeds is white vinegar. White vinegar can not only kill the weeds, it’s also a non-toxic spray that won’t harm pets or people. So, if weed pulling is tiring you out, spray a white vinegar solution all over them.
In a dark area, pre-soak your seeds overnight. Soak the seeds by placing them in a container where they are covered with water. This hydrates your seeds and jump-starts their growth. This way, the seeds will have a much better shot at survival once they are planted.
Are fresh mint leaves something you love but cannot stand how quickly they grow all over your garden? You should plant the mint in a rather large garden container or pot instead so you can monitor growth. You can bury the container so the top is flush with the ground if desired, but the container’s walls will prevent the roots from spreading so that the plant won’t take over your entire garden.
Good green gardens begin from seeds, not plants. Planting seeds is the most eco-friendly way to start a new garden. Most nurseries use a lot of plastic that is not recycled. If you want to buy plants, find a nurseries that uses organic methods or grow your plants from seeds.
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After you have read the suggestions here, you will have a better idea of what you need in order to be an organic gardener. There is lots of information, and it’s important you know how you should apply it. Use the tips and build them into your own gardening strategy and you’ll find great growing success!