Establishing an organic garden is a smart way to work towards a healthier diet. However, effort is required in order to effectively grow. Knowing where to start when planning an organic garden can be a little confusing.
Use pots to start your plants, then transfer them to a garden when they become seedlings. This increases the chance that your plants will survive to adulthood. You will then be able to lessen the time between planting your seeds. Once you remove the most recent mature plants from your garden, the seedlings are immediately ready to be planted.
Take all of the weeds out of your landscaping! Weeds can be extremely detrimental to your garden. You might want to think about using white vinegar to do this. The acidity of the vinegar is harmful to most plants. So, use a spray solution of white vinegar if you are tired of pulling those weeds by hand.
Plan your garden before you plant it. It will be a while before things start to sprout and visually remind you of what was planted where, so a written record can be helpful. It’s also a good way to keep smaller plants from getting swallowed up by the rest of your garden.
Boiling away unwanted weeds is an odd, but productive method used in many gardens. Water is cheaper than chemical herbicides, and less hazardous to humans and soil. Literally pour the water on the weeds, avoiding any wanted plants near them, and watch the weeds die over time. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.
Do you love fresh mint leaves but hate how they quickly grow to take over your garden? You can slow down this growth by planting them inside a pot or container! If you prefer, you can even place the container in the ground, but the pot’s walls will prevent the mint from spreading and being a nuisance in your garden.
Always fertilize your garden. Choose commercial compost instead of homegrown manure to keep toxins out of your plants. There are a number of options for fertilizer, but the truth is that what you use is unimportant; you just have to remember to use something.
As the article has referenced, organic gardening takes work, research, and effort in order to be successful. Persistence is also a necessary ingredient for success. If you apply the tips you have just read, you should be able to grow healthy plants.