As the trend of organic gardening becomes more popular, so do holistic lifestyles. Anyone living this kind of life usually has to organically grow their own herbs and plants to maintain their way of living. Read the following article, and get some great tips on how to grow an organic garden.
Make sure that your sod is laid properly. Your soil should be prepared before you lay the sod. Weed the soil well, and till the entire lawn area. Make sure your soil is flat and compacted. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. Sod should be firm and have an even, flat surface without gaps. After two weeks of daily watering, the sod should be rooted; at this time, it is now safe to walk on it.
Start your plants in containers, and then transplant the seedlings into the garden later on. This increases the chance that your plants will survive to adulthood. This also enables you to close gaps between planting cycles. Once you remove the most recent mature plants from your garden, the seedlings are immediately ready to be planted.
Create useful rulers from your tool handles. Tools with long handles such as hoes and rakes can double as measuring sticks. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. Mark the measurements with a permanent marker. Now you have easy access to a long ruler whenever you are gardening.
You must be sure to remove all of the weeds that grow in your garden. Weeds can take over a healthy garden faster than you think. White vinegar has been known to kill weeds quickly. White vinegar will definitely kill the weeds! Load up your spray bottle with some white vinegar, and spray the weeds away instead of breaking your back removing them by hand.
For areas with high alkaline, mix coffee grounds into the soil. Coffee grounds contain plenty of acid to get the soil back to a good balance. With it, you will find that your greens and vegetables will be more vibrant and tasty!
For an unusual, but effective, organic solution to weeding young plants, try “boiling” the weeds away. Boiling water is a safe herbicide which won’t damage your garden or your body. Pour boiling water over the weeds to kill them, but make sure not to pour the water over any plants you don’t want to kill. Weeds will usually stop growing if boiling water damages their roots.
The more you fill your brain when it comes to gardening, the more you have at your disposal throughout the whole process. Remember that these tips are only the starting point.