There are many different reasons for adopting organic gardening methods. For example, some people prefer to use organic gardening to cultivate edibles for the dinner table. Much patience and effort are required though, in order to produce a successful and flourishing organic garden. This probably has you wondering where to start your own garden.
Be sure that you have earthworms in your soil. Earthworms are vital to good organic gardening, because they aerate the soil. Also, the by-products of earthworm digestion are actually great plant food. Earthworms encourage soil bacteria that provide needed nutrients to your plants while competing with harmful insect pests, reducing the need for chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
Aspirin water has disease-prevention properties that can protect plants. Dissolve aspirin (1.5 pills per 2 gallons of water) in a bucket and administer to your plants. Spray your plants with the water if they have a disease. Apply at three week intervals.
Do not underestimate pine as great mulch. Certain plants are acidic, and thrive in acidic soil. Use pine needles to increase the acid level in your soil if you have plants that require higher acid. Lay a few inches of needles over the beds to allow them to decompose and add some acid to your soil.
Dry your herbs immediately after harvesting them to prevent rot. Rot is usually caused by moisture either within the herb or on top of it. Moisture can cause the production of harmful bacteria that may cause rot on the herb, or produce a nasty by-product which will then spoil your harvest.
When building or maintaining a compost pile, it is important not to add coal ash or charcoal to the pile. Both ash and charcoal have high amounts of iron and sulfur, as well as other unwanted chemicals, that may pollute the soil and potentially harm the health of your plants.
If you plan on starting an organic garden, you should always properly cover your seeds. If your seeds are not properly covered, then they will not grow. You should aim to cover most of your seeds about three times as deep as the thickness of your seeds in order to ensure optimum growth. However, certain seeds, such as alyssum and snapdragons, should not be covered because they need a lot of light to germinate.
As has been outlined in the above article, you need to research all about organic gardening, and know that it will take a lot of work and effort in order to grow organic plants of your own. After you have begun to grow the garden, it is true that you need to maintain it to get the best possible results. Remembering the above tips, you can successfully grow an organic garden.