Organic produce tends be both healthier and better tasting than regular produce. Why not consider producing your own organically grown produce? Read on so you know what it takes to create a thriving organic garden.
Don’t underestimate perennials in making your gardening life easier. Perennials will continue to come back every year and will only require minimal maintenance such as weeding and fertilizing. You’ll save time by not having to plant and care for seedlings or starts. Different perennials will perform better in different climates, but sorrel greens and horseradish should work almost anywhere.
A trick to help measure in the garden is to take one of the long handled garden tools like a shovel and mark on its handle using a tape measure. Using a permanent marker, mark out the feet and inches on its handle and when specific distance is required in planing, have a handy measuring device is close at hand.
Pick your plants with an eye to maximize the yield you can get. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease. These often give higher yields due to higher survival rates.
Plants need a sufficient amount of CO2 for proper maximum growth. Most plants will grow better with more CO2. The best way to get a lot of it is through a greenhouse. Plants grown in a greenhouse tend to be more lush and healthier due to the improved growing environment.
Try growing crops that are easy to store or store themselves. If handled properly and gently, given the right amount of time to cure, garlic, onions, sweet potatoes, squash, dry beans, or shallots will keep for a very long time in a cool, dry place. No canning or freezing required. This will ensure having fresh vegetables from the garden all winter long.
Do not kill the spiders in your garden. Spiders prey on other insects and can keep unwanted bugs under control. They are a natural source of control for common garden pests. When you see a spider, you should leave him alone to do its job. This will reduce your need for insecticides in your garden.
Make a profit off of the garden by selling micro crops. There is a huge demand for micro crops from restaurants and organic markets who are willing to pay a premium for these fresh vegetables. Specialty mushrooms, baby corn, rare herbs and other micro crops are in very high demand, and can earn a gardener upwards of fifty dollars a pound or more.
If you’re a new gardener, it is vital that you follow the instructions when it comes to your chemicals and tools. If you don’t do this, you could cause unnecessary skin irritations, which are very painful. For your own safety, take the time to read and follow the instructions.
To save money on seeds, only use a small portion of the packet. In most cases, only a pinch of seeds are necessary, and seeds can easily be stored for the following year. You can also try splitting seed packets with your neighbors and friends. This is a great way to garden on a budget.
You no longer need to buy inferior produce. Use the advice from this article to begin growing your own produce today.