Whether they’ve read about them in articles or seen them on grocery store shelves, most people are somewhat familiar with organic products. It’s important to know which products are organic and which are not. They come is special packaging and they are usually a lot more expensive than their non-organic counterparts. Review the ideas in this piece and see how you can have an organic garden in your own backyard.
To keep your plants from getting shocked, you need to gradually introduce them to changes in temperature and conditions. Try placing them outside in sunlight for about an hour or maybe two the first day. Then over a weeks time, slightly increase their time outside. By the week’s end, your plants should then be ready for the big move!
Do a soil analysis prior to planting. Many nurseries offer a soil analysis service, which will tell you what nutrients your soil is lacking and what you can do about it. Many Cooperative Extension offices will provide this service, and it is well worth knowing exactly what the soil needs to avoid ruining a crop or two.
Plant a little catnip or wheatgrass in the area surrounding the plants that your cat is devouring. Offensive smells also work to repel cats and other pesky animals from eating your plants. Try putting mothballs, citrus peels, garlic and other pungent items on the topsoil.
Start your peas in a protected indoors environment rather than outside. When you plant the seeds indoors, your seeds will start to germinate better. The seedling may also be hardier, which means that they can better resist disease and attacks from pests. When your plants are sturdy, move them outdoors.
Read instructions before using any gardening tool you aren’t familiar with, including pesticides or other chemicals. Use the tools only as directed in the instructions. If you fail to do this, you could cause yourself all sorts of injuries, the most common of which is irritated skin. Always follow packaging directions to ensure your body’s safety.
Planting organic strawberries is a great way to encourage your children to get involved. You will find that they enjoy participating in gardening if they are allowed to pluck the fresh berries and eat them straight from the earth.
If you’re working to build a sustainable organic garden, try leaving a portion of your garden untouched so that the wildlife will be able to thrive. The presence of native flowers, trees and grasses will attract birds and insects. You will be rewarded by an appealing and flourishing landscape.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.