Organic gardening produces super-healthy fruits and veggies that are free of pesticides. In addition, this product is delicious, while also staying healthier than those fruits and veggies found in a regular supermarket. Why not consider producing your own organically grown produce? Below is a selection of organic gardening tips that will help you to start harvesting delicious, healthy produce at home.
Using a shovel in clay soil is a lot of work, not only is the clay hard, but it will stick to the shovel and make it twice as hard to handle. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. The wax will help keep dirt from sticking to the shovel, and will also keep the metal from rusting.
Fight pests before you even plant, by getting your soil in shape. Healthy and well-nourished plants will be hardier and therefore better able to prevent pests from taking hold. For healthy plants, start with healthy soil that is properly amended and free of chemicals in order to avoid salt accumulation.
When winter arrives, transfer a few plants into the house for safe storage during the cold weather. Think about saving your resistant plants or the expensive ones. Dig around roots carefully before transferring to a pot.
It is very important to keep the weeds from taking over in your garden. Weeds can be extremely detrimental to your garden. To help with weed destruction, use white vinegar. That’s right, you have safe way to get rid of weeds right there in your kitchen cabinet. By placing a white vinegar solution in a spray bottle, you can spray the weeds away instead of having to pull them out manually.
When dealing with any type of seeds in gardening, it’s important that you soak them overnight in a cool, dark location. Soak the seeds by placing them in a container where they are covered with water. This will allow your seeds to be hydrated and get a head start when growing. The seeds will now have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
As you cut your grass, do not trim it too low to the ground. If you leave your grass a bit longer, the roots can grow deeper. This results in a lawn that is stronger and less likely to dry out. Short grass on the other hand is more susceptible to drying out.
If you learn that your soil has a high amount of alkaline, mix some used coffee grounds into it. Coffee grounds add acidity to the soil and are very cheap. After doing so, you will notice that your greenery and garden will be colorful and fresh.
A touch of organic mulch will boost the potential of the vegetable plants in your garden. Mulch is used to keep extra moisture and provide nutrients for your plants. It can also prevent weeds from growing. Time and effort will be saved pulling out all the weeds.
Purchase a wheelbarrow, and a kneeling stool to use in your garden. Spending too much time on the ground working can be quite hard on your knees, and a gardening stool can help alleviate this, plus make things more comfortable for you. A wheelbarrow will come in handy to easily move dirt, rocks and other heavy objects.
Don’t settle for produce that is inferior. Use the tips featured above the next time you are in your garden, and in the not too distant future, you could be harvesting your very own organic fruits, vegetables and herbs.