There are a number of methods available that will allow you to create your own thriving, healthy organic garden. You just need to learn what you can do, and then do it.
Start your seedlings in pots inside and then transplant them into your garden. Your plants will be more likely to mature this way. In addition, it offers you a smaller time frame between plantings. Your next crop of seedlings will be started and ready to be planted immediately after you remove your last crop from the garden.
Turn the handles of tools you have on hand into rulers to make measurements in your garden. Large handled tools like rakes, hoes or shovels may be used like measuring sticks. Lay the tools down on the floor, then place a measuring tape along the handle. Label the distances with a permanent marker. When the need arises to measure something while in your garden, the measuring tool you need will literally be “on hand,” sketched into the handles of your tools.
Regular weeding is essential to the health of any garden. If you have weeds in your garden, it will not be as nice as it could be. Try using white vinegar to get rid of weeds. White vinegar is a weed killer! Mix white vinegar and water into a spray bottle instead of pulling the weeds by hand.
For areas with high alkaline, mix coffee grounds into the soil. This is an easy and inexpensive solution to increase the acid content back into the soil. Balanced soil will produce more flavorful, crisp vegetables and greens.
Do you want fresh mint leaves without having to worry about them growing too quickly? Instead of planting mint in the ground, confine it to a large pot. Plant the container in the ground, but its walls will hold those roots captive, and will prevent the plant from engulfing your garden!
Put a couple of inches of organic mulch around each of your vegetable plants. The soil around plants can stay damper through the use of mulch. It also prevents weed growth. Your plants will receive extra water and nutrients, and you’ll spend less time dealing with weeds.
Cooled water left over from steaming vegetables can be fed to them as a little snack. For gardenias and rhododendrons, try putting your used coffee grounds or tea bags in the soil so they may acquire the acid they need for proper growth. If you are having problems with fungus, you may find that sprinkling Chamomile tea on the plant is effective.
Gardening is an excellent relaxation tactic. A plethora of paths to individual relaxation and inner peace exist. Of these, gardening is by far one of the most enjoyable and easiest to start. You do not need to spend a lot of money and you can reap tangible benefits. The best thing you will get out of it is peace and happiness knowing that you can grow your own garden.
Anyone can have a garden, but it takes knowledge to have a productive and healthy one. Put this advice to work for you.