Fruits and vegetables that are grown organically are not only healthy and delicious, but also far surpasses any produce you will find in any supermarket. Try growing your own organic produce instead of spending a bundle. Keep reading to learn how you can grow an organic garden, right in your home.
Shoveling soil that is mostly clay can be difficult because of the hardness of the soil, and because it sticks to the shovel. Try applying a coat of wax onto your spade prior to working with clay soil, and then buff the spade head with a cloth. The wax will prevent any rusting, and the shovel will cut through the soil with great ease.
Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. Instead of a clay pot, show some fall spirit by using a hollow pumpkin to plant your lettuce or kale in. To use the pumpkin as a planter, it is important to prevent it from rotting. To do this, you simply spray the entire inside and any edges with a gardening spray called Wilt-Pruf. This is done after you’ve opened the pumpkin at the top and removed the insides. You can now use it to plant in, as you would a pot.
When you go to mow your lawn, make sure you don’t mow it too closely to the ground. By leaving your grass a little higher off the ground, it give the roots a chance to grow deep into the soil which makes the lawn stronger, and that helps keep it from drying out. Short grass is more prone to getting dried out and turning brown.
Using boiling water to kill weeds is both efficient and organic. A pot of boiling hot water can be one of the most safe weed destroyers. Douse the weeds with this pot, just avoid the nearby plants. Boiling water damages the weed roots and will inhibit future growth.
Ensure that your plants are kept dry, and aerated daily. Moisture on your plants is a sure way to attract parasites and disease. One parasite you have to watch out for in particular is fungi. It is possible to get rid of fungi after it appears with anti-fungal sprays, but it’s better to spray at-risk areas before fungi appear.
Stop wasting your money on produce that isn’t up to standard. Use the tips offered here and you can produce your very own vegetables and fruits.