Regular tending is a necessity for any garden. It is particularly important for the organic garden. Here is where intelligent gardening techniques will come in useful. This will help you grow more healthier, happier and tastier produce in your garden. Use this advice to take your organic garden to the next level.
Organic gardening just got easier! Chose plants that are native to your area. Selecting plants which will thrive in your area, and get along with the plants you already have, you won’t have to use as much fertilizer or pesticides. Instead, you will find that native plants will work especially well with compost made from other native ingredients!
Maintaining your own compost pile is an excellent way to ensure a constant supply of fertilizer. If you aren’t squeamish, why not build a worm composting bin? Purchase red wriggler worms, then cultivate your compost bin with a combination of the worms, dirt, leftovers from your dinner table and shredded newsprint.
Mulch is a great water conservation tool; it allows you to save water while you are gardening. The more mulch you use, the less you need to water the plants. Commercial mulch, compost, and tree refuse are all fine for this. Use it in large quantities.
Find crops that are of a high value to grow in your garden. That being said, a plant that is valuable to one person may be of no value to another. If you’re growing plants that are expensive to buy, you can save a lot in the future. Remember to have fun. Get plants that you enjoy taking care of and take pride in your garden, once it grows.
Try using soapy water to discourage aphids from bothering your plants. Spray it on the entire plant and clean the plant with another spray containing only water.
Put used coffee grounds on the soil. The grounds contain essential nitrogen, which will benefit your plants in many ways. Plants need nitrogen in order to thrive, so give it a natural source with coffee grounds, then watch everything come to life much more quickly.
Asprin will actually help your plants out by killing diseases. You will need 2 gallons of water and one and one half aspirin mixed together for a wonderful add-on to your plants. Then spray your plants with this mixture to stave off diseases. Use this method to spray your plants every three weeks.
Grow garlic in your organic garden. You can place garlic cloves directly into the moist, fertile soil during spring or autumn months. Plant your garlic cloves around 1-2 inches into the ground, making sure the end is pointed up and they are four inches from each other. Green garlic shoots could be cut as it grows, and it can be used to substitute scallions or chives. The bulbs are ripe for harvesting when the tops area turns brown. The bulbs should be allowed to dry in the sunshine for a few days; the heat will harden the skin. Store them in a cool, dry location. You can store them as loose bulbs, or fasten them together into bunches.
By having an organic garden, you will be providing yourself with much fresher and more nutritious produce. It takes tons of patience and work, but it’s worth it for a great garden.