Taking your hobby of gardening an extra step and using organic materials, can be beneficial for the plants you grow, as well as, the environmentLF
When boiling or steaming vegetables, keep the water that the vegetables were cooked in and let it cool. Use the water to water the garden with. It is packed with all the vitamins and minerals that were in the vegetables when they were cooked and will help the plants grow as a natural plant food.
Make use of an old golf bag to carry your tools such as spades and rakes around your garden. You will save a lot of time and effort (and you’ll have an excuse for a new golf bagLF
Before starting a garden, it is important that you have a plan. Without one, your garden may not come out the way you want it to. Some things to plan out include where to put the garden in your yard, what you want to grow, and whether to start from seed or plants.
Most people design their gardens with plants in their hands and a shovel. However, the best idea is to wait to choose your plants after you have decided upon a layout or landscaping design. Once you have completed the landscaping, move on to the last step to your garden; planting your favorite flowers, shrubs and trees.
Look for evergreen variants that produce berries. This will allow your garden to have color, even in the dreary winter months. Some examples include Holly, Snowberry trees, Winterberry and similar plants.
Buy a wheelbarrow and kneeling stool to work with in the garden. You can make gardening much more comfortable on your knees by using a portable garden stool. A wheelbarrow will come in handy to easily move dirt, rocks and other heavy objects.
The easiest way to dry out herbs is by laying newspaper across the backseat of your car and arranging the herbs in a single layer on top of it. The herbs will dry quickly in warm weather, your car will smell remarkably fresh, and cleanup is a breeze.
Irrigate your garden efficiently. Take advantage of a soaker hose so that you don’t need to water every single plant individually, or have to keep filling up your watering can. Make sure that your water pressure is set to low, so that no harm will come to any tender plants. It can water the plants for two hours so that you can do other things.
You can maintain a garden without spending a lot of money on store-bought mulch or using pesticides on your plants. Anything that used to be alive is a great source for mulch, like leaves or kitchen waste. Remember the tips in this article, in order to maintain a great organic garden, without spending too much money