If you want to improve your diet, you may want to get into organic gardening. However, effort is required in order to effectively grow. This probably has you wondering where to start your own garden.
You need to consider beginning the plants into pots. Then, you can plant the seedlings into your garden. This increases the chance that your plants will survive to adulthood. This also helps tighten time between plantings. The seedlings are ready to go, once you remove the mature plants.
Make garden tools do double duty as handy makeshift rulers. You can convert any large handle tool, such as a hoe, shovel, or rake into a measuring tool. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. Then, with a permanent marker, you want to label distances. This modified ruler will serve you well as you begin working in your garden.
You do not need store-bought chemical treatments for plant mildew. Mix plain baking soda with a small bit of liquid soap and water. Spray this onto your plants about once per week or until it subsides. Baking soda treats the mildew effectively and gently and it won’t damage your plants.
Keep your plants thriving through the winter by bringing them inside. This is especially useful if you have a particular plant that you love or was expensive. Be careful not to damage the root system as you dig up the plant, and place it in a pot.
To get the best results, you must use the right soil. Fertilizer can enrich the soil to make it more viable. You can also make an artificial area using only one type of soil.
Do a soil analysis prior to planting. Have a soil analysis completed so you can know what you need to add to have soil which will fully support your garden. 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.
Plants need to take in CO2 to grow and thrive. If the level of CO2 is extremely high, your plants will grow much better. A greenhouse has the best levels available. A greenhouse will help maintain a high level of CO2 and cause the plants to grow faster.
In conclusion, creating and maintaining an organic garden requires hard work, effort and research. So you can see these results, you must keep working with them. Keeping the aforementioned tips in mind, you are well on your way to becoming successful with organic gardening.