The more you get into it, the more you may realize that organic gardening can be a little on the complicated side. If you plan on doing it naturally, you probably need to know certain things, such as natural bug-fighting concoctions and the soil’s pH balance. It can be difficult to switch to organic gardening methods for a beginner. Read on to find some tips to make gardening in a clean, organic fashion a little easier and more fun to do!
Having healthy soil in your garden is your number one defense against pests! Healthy plants grown in robust and enriched soil have an advantage in fighting pest infestation. High-quality soil that is low on chemicals is key. It’s the first thing you should think about when planning on growing your garden.
Be sure to weed your garden. Those nasty weeds can turn your beautiful garden into a scruffy version of its former self. You might want to think about using white vinegar to do this. White vinegar can not only kill the weeds, it’s also a non-toxic spray that won’t harm pets or people. So, if weed pulling is tiring you out, spray a white vinegar solution all over them.
When dealing with any type of seeds in gardening, it’s important that you soak them overnight in a cool, dark location. Take 3-4 seeds, put them in a small jar or container, and cover them with water. When you do this, you hydrate your seeds and they can start growing. Your seeds will then have the best chance possible to survive to maturity.
Knee pads are absolute miracle accessories if you work in a garden with plenty of low-growing plants. You will end up spending a good deal of time on your knees and this can cause a lot of pain by the end of the day. Purchase a great pair of knee pads; they will provide a cushion for your knees while making gardening more comfortable.
For an unusual, but effective, organic solution to weeding young plants, try “boiling” the weeds away. Boiling water is a very safe alternative to other potent herbicides. All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. Boiling water kills weeds by destroying their roots. Weeds won’t be able to survive, never mind grow, with damaged weeds.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.