Although many people like the idea of planting an organic garden, few of them actually carry through with this desire. It seems like it would be complicated and a lot of of work to a novice. They are intimidated but don’t need to be. Read on to find many tips which will help you to create your own organic garden quickly and easily.
It’s easy to just jump in and start gardening without thought, but it’s important to plan your garden first. Planning gives you a map of your garden. When your plants begin sprouting and all look alike, you can refer to your plan to remind yourself of which plants are which. With a plan, you will also be less likely to lose track of small groups or individual plants within a large and ambitious garden.
Mint is a very tasty herb that has a tendency to run wild in the garden if not kept in check. Rein in their growth by planting the mint in a large pot or garden container instead. You can plant the container into the soil if you want to, but the container will restrict the roots, and make sure that the plant doesn’t run rampant in your garden.
To grow peas, try growing them indoors first, instead of outside. When you plant them indoors first, the seeds will germinate better. Seeds grown indoors are much more resistant to diseases and damage done by pests. You could transplant the seedlings outdoors once they are able to survive and thrive.
Place a two inch layer of organic mulch at the base of your tall vegetable plants. The mulch help keeps the soil that is around the plants much more moist for much longer. It will also prevent weeds from growing. This can prevent you from having to constantly pull weeds.
You may want to think about having evergreens that will produce berries planted in your yard. They add color to your yard, throughout the year. Other winter plants include the American Holly, Winterberry, The American Cranberrybush and the Common Snowberry.
When gardening, don’t use any broad-spectrum pesticides. This particular type of pesticide will also kill the useful insects that consume the pests. Bugs that provide a benefit to your garden are more easily killed by these broad-spectrum pesticides, you may simply end up with a bigger pest problem. This may then lead to using even more pesticides to eliminate this new problem.
While you garden, it’s important that you wear the right clothing to protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Wear sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats, and sunblock. Protecting yourself from the sun will lower your chances of getting skin cancer, as well as prevent premature aging from sun damage.
By keeping in mind all that you learned from this article, you can grow your own organic garden with confidence. Follow the tips you have studied here, and your yard will soon be yielding a terrific amount of delicious wholesome food for your kitchen.