Organic gardening can be an everyday part of your life, but understanding how it works can be hard. There is a diversity of seeds that are suitable for organic gardening as well. This article contains tips that will ensure you have everything you need to start an organic garden.
- Make sure that your sod is laid properly. The soil requires preparation before sod can be laid. Remove the weeds, then break up the soil into fine tilth. Make sure your soil is flat and compacted. The soil should always receive adequate moisture. You want the sod laid down in staggered rows, and the joints to be offset from each other. Sod should be firm and have an even, flat surface without gaps. Sod must be watered every day for about two weeks, and then it will have rooted and be completely ready to be walked on.
- It is important that you give your plants the chance to gradually adjust to the change in temperature and conditions, or you risk shocking them. At first, only leave them outside for a brief period of time. Over one week, gradually build up the number of hours you leave the plants outside. At the end of a week, they should be accustomed to the outdoors and ready to transition to outside safely.
- Cover any wall or fence with climbers. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. They can grow through shrubs and trees, or even cover an arbor. Some require ties attaching them to supports, but others will attach themselves to any surface nearby. Reliable varieties include clematis, honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine and climbing roses.
- Be sure to weed your garden. Weeds and gardens do not mix; they will destroy your garden. White vinegar is one option you can use in your routine weed removal. White vinegar kills weeds. So, if weed pulling is tiring you out, spray a white vinegar solution all over them.
- Seeds should be soaked in a dark area overnight. Drop your seeds into a small jar that is filled with cold water. When you do this, you hydrate your seeds and they can start growing. This will also give your seeds a much better chance to survive and mature.
- Make sure you protect any tender deciduous shrubs. Cold weather significantly affects these plants, especially if they are in pots. Tie together the tops, and then use a sheet or blanket to cover the wigwam loosely. Doing this is a lot more effective than wrapping up the plant with plastic because it lets air circulate, which could avoid any rotting.
- If you find yourself in love with mint leaves, but not with how they dominate a garden, read on. Keep your mint growth under control by planting them in pots and/or garden containers. You can plant the container into the soil if you want to, but the container will restrict the roots, and make sure that the plant doesn’t run rampant in your garden.
As was stated previously, growing your own organic garden can have an unbelievably positive effect on your eating habits, especially when you understand the sheer number of varying plants it is possible to grow. Use the tips and advice presented here to get the most of your organic garden. It can be a source of pleasure for years to come.