No doubt you are familiar with organic foods, or at least know what they are. It’s important to know which products are organic and which are not. They have different packaging and are more expensive. Follow the advice given here, and learn exactly how to grow organic produce at home.
Your soil will be healthier if you add mulch. A layer of mulch can protect the soil beneath. On hot days, mulch will offer protection to a plant’s root system by cooling the soil. Mulch acts like a barrier that ultimately decreases the rate of evaporation. Mulch also prevents the growth of weeds.
If you want to plant a new tree or shrub, dig a hole as naturally as possible. If you see that the sides of the hole appear shiny, you’ve probably packed the dirt to tight, which can interfere with the roots.
Mulch your garden with no less than 3″ of organic bedding material. This will hold moisture in the soil allowing you to conserve water and it also retards the growth of weeds. It is also visually appealing, creating a nice border around your plants.
Wash your vegetables in water outside and use it in your garden. Nutrients are washed off the vegetables and can be used to nourish your plants more efficiently than tap water can. However, be aware that any type of cleaners can be harmful to your soil. Therefore, use only water when cleaning your vegetables.
Organic gardening is a relatively new term but the methods used have been around for centuries. It was how gardening was done for most of the history of cultivation. Native Americans would plant their crops along with a fish to fertilize the ground. You can begin a compost pile so that you can create organic fertilizer for use in your organic garden. Composting is an easy way to recycle and reduce the amount of trash you must dispose of, in addition to helping your garden.
When you remove leaves from your yard, try using them to create an organic compost. Leaves decompose, and this makes a healthy organic compost rich in nutrients for your plants. This is an excellent way of getting free organic compost to use in your garden.
The best feature of organics is that they are pesticide free. Of course, organic produce is much healthier, but you should still thoroughly rinse it before consumption.
Regularity is the key to keeping your organic garden in order, don’t let your list of chores pile up. You may not have a lot of time to exclusively devote to your gardening hobby, but you can make the most of the time you do have. If you’re outside with your pet, try to remove weeds when your pet is doing his business.
One odd but apparently useful tip for growing organic plants, is to lightly brush your plants with your fingers or a piece of cardboard 1-2 times a day. It may sound a little odd to do this, but there is actually proven research that shows this helps the plants grow.
Organic gardening just got easier! When choosing plants for landscaping, stick to native flowers, shrubs, and grasses. If you choose groups of plants that all mesh with each other in terms of optimal soil conditions, weather requirements and plant interaction, you won’t need to do as much work to get the plants to coexist peacefully. Native plants will thrive and grow with compost made of dead plants which came before.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.