Many people get into organic gardening since they fear the toxic effects of commercial pesticides and fertilizers, both on the environment and their health. There is also the fact that maintaining an organic garden is inexpensive. In the following paragraphs, you’ll find some suggestions that will help you make the most of your garden.
If you want to get children in on the fun, plant a few strawberries, everbearing if possible. Children love to pick their own fruit right out of the garden, and will be more willing to help with the process if they get something out of it.
It’s simple to quickly prepare your soil for the planting of a perennial garden. Take your spade and work up a thin layer of soil. Turn that soil over, then spread a few inches of wood chips on the newly turned area. After a few weeks, you may then utilize the area to plant your flowers.
You should utilize around three inches of mulch that is organic in your flower beds. Doing this keeps weeds down, keeps the moisture in your plants, and gives more nutrients to the plants. This also gives your flower beds a more aesthetic aspect.
Be efficient when working in your garden. Keep all of your tools together; do not waste time looking for them! 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. Wear pants with several pockets or use a tool belt.
Do you want to kill weeds in a natural way? Take layers of newspapers and use them for weed control. Weeds need sun for growth, just like any other plant. When you put newspaper over them, they suffocate from lack of sunlight. As an added benefit, the newspapers will decompose over time, becoming organic compost. Covering the newspaper with mulch will help your garden to be more pleasing to the eye.
A good thing to know when it comes to your organic garden, and running it, is to, a couple times a day, lightly ruffle the seedlings with cardboard or your hand. This will make your plants grow faster and they will get bigger than they would have without this practice.
A beer trap can help to eradicate slugs. Bury a glass jar in your garden so that its open mouth is level with the top of the soil. Pour beer into the container to within an inch of the jar lip. The slugs will be attracted to the beer and will end up being trapped within the confines of the jar.
By implementing the advice that is in this article, you can expect to have a healthy, toxic free, productive garden in the very near future. Keep in mind that you can expect to see increase in wildlife when your garden begins to grow and work with nature.