Maintaining an organic garden is extremely beneficial for your diet. However, there is a fair amount of information that you must learn, including how to choose the proper equipment and tools. When it comes to seeds, there are many to pick from. Follow these steps to grow your very own organic garden.
If you’re growing plants indoors, keep your thermostat around 65 or 75 degrees daily. This is the optimum temperature to ensure strong growth. If you do not want to keep your home that warm during the winter months, you can get a heat lamp for the organic plants instead.
Maximize your time by keeping your tools close. Carry a large bucket with you or wear pants with a lot of pockets. Tools you’ll need to garden efficiently include towels, gloves, pruning shears and other plant-specific tools.
Make gardening efficient. If it takes you thirty minutes to find a needed tool, then you are doing something wrong. Take the time to prepare the necessary tools, and then store them in a easily accessed place once you are done gardening. You can use a tool belt for this purpose, or choose pants that contain several large pockets.
Cover your muddy shoes with plastic bags. This allows you to keep going, getting back to your garden quickly.
You should always take spacing into account when placing plants in your organic garden. Leave a little more space than you think your full grown plant will need to make up for overgrowth. The plants need space due to sheer size and also for air circulation. Think ahead and give each plant room for expansion, by properly spacing the seeds.
Within your composting heap, ensure that there is an equal split of dried and green plant materials. Examples of green plant material are spent flowers, fruit and vegetable waste, grass clippings, weeds, and leaves. For the dry end of the spectrum, think of things like paper and cardboard, sawdust, hay, etc. Diseased plants, meat and fire-waste like charcoal or ashes should not be placed in your compost pile.
For container planting, be sure to plant your seeds at a depth around three times the radius of the seed. But, is important to realize the some seeds ought not be covered, as they need complete exposure to sun. Example of these kinds of seeds include the petunia and the ageratum. If you are unsure about your seed’s requirements for sunlight, the resources are often provided along with the seeds, or you can find out online.
In an organic garden, ruffle any seedlings with a piece of cardboard, or even your hand, a couple times each day. While it seems a little odd, it has been reported that this can encourage plant growth.
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As discussed earlier, there are many benefits to growing your garden with natural and organic methods. This opens up a world of possibilities for your flowers, vegetables and herbs. Following the advice you have read here is a great first step in starting your own successful organic garden that you can enjoy for years to come.