Many people are only just beginning to realize the joys of organic gardening. Using this simple advice, you can begin growing your own thriving organic garden. Just put these tips to work for you and you will soon see great results.
To be most efficient in your gardening, always keep your tools close at hand. Wear pants with multiple pockets or use a toolbox or large bucket. Tools you’ll need to garden efficiently include towels, gloves, pruning shears and other plant-specific tools.
When working in the garden, try to work as efficiently as possible. Don’t spend 30 minutes searching for a tool. Set up the tools you will need for your day prior to hitting the garden, then put them away neatly at the end of your gardening session. Invest in a tool belt or wear pants that have lots of pockets.
Have plastic bags on hand so that you may cover your muddy gardening shoes. You will be able to go in and out without having to keep taking your shoes on and off.
Pine needles should not be overlooked as a great source for mulch. Some plants are highly acidic, and like soil that is acidic too. Use pine needles to increase the acid level in your soil if you have plants that require higher acid. Spread a few inches of pine needles on your organic beds so that it will put the acid into your soil.
Put coffee ground into your soil. They contain nitrogenous nutrients which are essential to plant growth. Plants need an adequate nitrogen source in order to thrive. Adding coffee grounds, chemical fertilizer, or diluted urea to your soil increases the soil’s nitrogen content and will help to make your plants grow faster, taller and healthier.
When you are planning on growing a garden, you should think about the space you will need to provide a healthy growing area for your plants. You can easily underestimate how much space the plants need until they begin to grow. The plants will inevitably need to unfurl and spread, but they also need the circulation of air from open spaces. Therefore, ensure that you allow for ample spaces between your seedlings.
Keep slugs out of your organic garden naturally, using a beer trap. Place a jar into the soil so that the top of it’s mouth rests parallel with the soil. Pour enough beer into the jar to fill it below an inch from the top. The beer helps attract slugs and they end up trapped.
A diversity of materials can be used to construct raised beds. These include brick, stone, and wood. If you are to use wood, you should make sure that the wood is not treated and is also naturally rot resistant. Some good choices include locust, cypress, and cedar. Don’t use treated wood in a garden for vegetables because the chemicals contained in them can leak into the ground. If your existing garden structure contains treated wood, at least take the time to make a plastic lining beneath the soil.
As long as you can find the proper information and implement it correctly, you should have no trouble growing a great organic garden. Use what you learned today, and apply it to your garden to see how much of a difference it makes. Regardless of which plants you want to grow, you will be successful if you learn more about gardening and apply what you learn.