So, you’ve made it. You’re ready to get into organic gardening right? Well, now is the perfect time. You probably have a lot of questions on how to start and what to do, but no worries, this article has you covered. Listed below are some tips that will help you get started with your organic gardening plans.
Plant seeds in pots that have a rich soil to give them a strong start. This can give your seedlings the advantage they need to survive and reach adulthood. This method also gives you the freedom of tightening time periods between each planting. As soon as the mature plants are removed, you can replace them with fresh seedlings.
Use both well-matured compost and mulch in your garden. Compost will naturally help plants grow faster, taller, and healthier, and increase the yield of your vegetables. Mulch helps prevent the growth of weeds. Mulch also shades the ground around the roots of your plants, protecting them from heat and conserving water.
Learn how to trim your plants. Not all plants require trimming, but if you notice unhealthy stems, trimming a plant can help you get rid of a disease or at least slow it down long enough for you to cure your plant. Do not cut too many stems and leaves: cut only the unhealthy parts.
You can test the viability of your seeds by soaking them overnight. Drop them into a container of water and keep them in a dark place for a day. Check the location of the seeds. If they sank to the bottom, they are usable. If they float the the top, they may be dead.
Plan your garden before you plant it. This way, when the sprouts start shooting up, you can recall where you planted each plant. Another benefit is that you won’t lose the little plants in a big garden patch.
If your gardening boots and gloves are beginning to develop an odor, try using orange slicesLF
You should get a heat lamp to warm your plants during the winter months if you are growing an indoor garden. Plants need a constant temperature around 65 degrees. It can be expensive to keep a home or apartment at that constant temperature. A heat lamp is a cheap and inexpensive way to give the plants the heat they need to grow.
Have your gardening tools near you to minimize the time spent searching for them. You can wear an apron or pants that have a lot of pockets, or use a big bucket or can. Have shears, a trowel, gloves and other commonly used garden tools portable and easy to access.
Now you are much more prepared when it comes to organic gardening. You thought that you were ready before, well look at you, now