You are committed to the idea of planting a garden that works well with the environment. Your timing could not be better. Below are a ton of wonderful tips to help you start an organic garden of your own.
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. Rubbing wax on the shovel prior to digging can kick this challenge to the curb. The wax will prevent any rusting, and the shovel will cut through the soil with great ease.
Your vegetable garden should get at least six hours of sun daily. Most vegetables need this amount of sunlight to grow the right way at a faster pace. Some flowers have the same requirement for growth.
One very good way to deal with weeds is to boil them away. Boiling water is a safe herbicide which won’t damage your garden or your body. 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. What this does it essentially kill the weeds by damaging their roots. The result is that those weeds are unlikely to regrow.
The water that is leftover from the steamed vegetables is great to pour over them. If you grow rhododendrons, azaleas or gardenias, increase the acid in your your soil by working in coffee or tea grounds. Chamomile tea is a natural way to rid your plants of a persistent fungus.
To create a beautiful English garden, use the same bed to mix various kinds of plants, as well as different heights. If you use plants that are all the same size your garden will look flat.
Involve your children in gardening. Helping a garden grow is an excellent learning experience for kids, and it allows your family to spend time together while creating healthy, nutritious foods.
If you have an organic garden and children, plant some everbearing strawberries for them. Your children will enjoy being able to pick strawberries and will be ready to help you if they can get something sweet to eat.
Easily and quickly prepare your ground for a garden of perennials. Use a spade to dig into the turf, turn the turf over, then spread the area with approximately three inches of wood chips. Let the area have about two weeks, then dig it and plan the new perennials.
With these tips still fresh in your mind, you should be feeling more confident about your knowledge of organic gardening methods. With the knowledge you have, you should be ready for anything! Remember to apply these tips as you plan and take care of your garden.