Growing Up Healthy: Tricks To Growing A Great Organic Garden

Organic gardening is relaxing, enjoyable, and produces tasty results. With the application of the simple, yet effective advice in this article, you should soon be able to cultivate your own flourishing organic garden. Use these tricks and tips to get the best results.

Organic gardening is a safe hobby to share with your children. Children will benefit from the fresh air while bonding with you in your efforts to provide healthier food alternatives for them.

Ward off certain diseases that plague plants with the use of aspirin. Three aspirins per four gallons of water will help keep your plants healthy. You simply have to spray the solution on your plants to assist them in warding off diseases. Try spraying your plants with this around every three weeks.

If you want a sustainable garden, leave part of it undisturbed as a home for the wildlife in the area. This will also benefit your cultivated gardens as it will attract more bugs and birds to pollinate your other plants.

Use this simple tip to get your perennial garden ready in a flash. Slice under the grass with a spade, flip the layer you have lifted over, and spread three inches of wood chips on top. Allow for at least 10 days to pass, then plant the perennials that you just purchased.

Learn to work efficiently. Don't waste your time looking for missing tools. Have all of tools you will need for the day before you head out your garden. When you are finished, put them away neatly for the next time. Invest in a tool belt or wear pants that have lots of pockets.

To get the most from your composting efforts, aim for a 1:1 ratio of dried materials and green plant products. You can use all types of green material in your compost pile, including cut grass, dead flowers, fruit peels and cores, and much more. Dried plant material consists of sawdust, shredded paper, cardboard, straw, and cut-up and dried wood material. Don't include ashes, diseased plants, charcoal meat, or carnivorous animal waste.

Do you want to kill weeds in a natural way? Use a lot of layers of newspaper in order to achieve weed control. Weeds require sunlight for growing. When you pile up layers of newspapers right on top of the weeds, they will suffocate and die. Newsprint also breaks down well, incorporating itself into the compost. You can add mulch on top for aesthetic reasons.

When planting seeds, you should bury them three times as deep as their actual size. You should know that certain seeds need not be covered, because they need the sunlight. Two common examples of this type of seed are ageratum and petunias. If you're not sure if your seeds need sunlight, you can find out online or through the seeds' package.

As mentioned earlier, it will take time and effort to achieve the goals you have for your organic garden. Patience will be required. Apply the tips and techniques from this article to your efforts, and witness for yourself just how awesome your gardening can be. The tips in this article will lead to great success no matter which varieties you choose to grow.

For more information about organic gardening and growing vegetable indoor check out this article on indoor grow lights.

This article was published on 09 May 2013 and has been viewed 277 times
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