You want to have a fresh and organic garden. It’s the perfect time to begin! The following tips can help you realize your plans for your garden.
When selecting among several varieties of a plant, choose the ones that will produce the largest yield. Many times, hybrid plants tend to resist disease, and tolerate the cold weather better than their traditional counterparts, resulting in higher yields.
Turn the handles of tools you have on hand into rulers to make measurements in your garden. Handles of things such as rakes, hoes or shovels make excellent measuring instruments. Place the handles on the ground and measure them. Mark your distances with a permanent marker. When the need arises to measure something while in your garden, the measuring tool you need will literally be “on hand,” sketched into the handles of your tools.
Before you begin to plant your garden you will need to check the soil. There are soil testing services that can analyze a garden’s soil content for a small charge. With those results, it’s then possible to refine and supplement the soil to make it as fertile as possible. A lot of Cooperative Extension locations offer this service, and you can prevent ruining a few crops by identifying the specific steps to take.
Keep the weeds out of your garden by removing them regularly. Weeds can turn a beautiful garden into an eyesore. To do this, think about using white vinegar. It can kill weeds. Mix white vinegar and water into a spray bottle instead of pulling the weeds by hand.
Soak seeds overnight, preferably in a cool, dark place. Place a couple of seeds in a tiny container, and fill it with water nearly to the top. That way, the seeds will have sufficient hydration and will have the best start possible. Your seeds will then have the best chance possible to survive to maturity.
Vegetables should be placed in a spot in your garden that will get about six hours of sun every day. Pretty much any vegetable you plant in your garden requires sunshine for this duration. It allows them to grow in the proper manner and also much faster. Some flowers need the same thing.
If your soil is highly alkaline, try mixing used coffee grounds into the soil. This is a simple way to replenish your soil with acid. By amending your soils, you will help your plants grow and flourish.
A set of knee pads is a great investment if your garden has a lot of low-growing plants. Weeding, watering and picking through your vegetation can cause a lot of damage to your knees if left unprotected. Your knees can get supported with a decent pair of gardening knee pads.
You now know the basics of organic gardening and can get started soon. By reading and applying the information you have learned, you can go from a novice gardener to an expert-level organic gardener in no time at all. The tips included here will help you create the most beautiful and abundant organic garden you can, so enjoy!