Successful organic gardening requires the use of some particular methods and techniques. First, you must learn the methods, and then choose which ones you would like to implement.
A handy trick is to turn the handle on a tool that you use often into a makeshift ruler. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, shovels or hoes can work as great measuring sticks. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. Have a marker handy, and mark the distance with it. Now you have easy access to a long ruler whenever you are gardening.
When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. Maybe you could pick out the most expensive plants or the most hardy ones. Use caution when digging around the roots of your plant. You need to keep the root structure intact for it to thrive after being potted.
Before you even start planting the garden, check the soil. You can obtain a soil analysis for a nominal fee. Using that report, you can amend your soil as needed for a thriving garden. There are numerous places to find this service, such as your local Cooperative Extension office. The cost is well worth it to avoid a potentially ruined crop.
In a dark area, pre-soak your seeds overnight. Place a small amount of seeds in a little container, while filling it to the brim with water. This hydrates your seeds and jump-starts their growth. The seeds will then have a greater chance at lasting and blossoming.
Carefully plan your garden first. This will help you to remember where you planted the different plants when sprouts begin to shoot up from the ground. Another benefit is that you won’t lose the little plants in a big garden patch.
Always fertilize your garden. Manure can be effective, though you should use products which minimize pathogens. Choosing a specific type of fertilizer is not particularly critical; as long as you’re using fertilizer, you’re improving your soil.
Start your peas in a protected indoors environment rather than outside. If you plant them inside, they might germinate more effectively. The seedlings tend to be healthier, which would help them resist diseases and pests more easily. The seedlings can then be transplanted outside after becoming strong enough to withstand the elements.
While any person can make a garden, the people who know what they are doing will get the best results. Use the organic tips in this article.