Having an organic garden is a great way to have access to healthy foods whenever you want them, which will ultimately lead to a healthier diet. However, organic gardening does require a commitment. Knowing where to start when planning an organic garden can be a little confusing.
Choose higher yield plant varieties. A lot of times a hybrid that will tolerate cold weather or disease will give you a higher output than heirlooms.
Save some plants in the winter by bringing them indoors. This is especially useful if you have a particular plant that you love or was expensive. Dig the plant up without damaging the roots and place it a big enough pot.
Use the correct type of soil for best results. Your soil may not be correct, but it depends on what sorts of plants you want to grow. You can also create an artificial area with only one kind of soil.
Check the soil before you plant anything in your garden. You can do a soil sample analysis for an affordable fee and then know what you need to properly treat your soil with so you can grow the best plants. Ask about this service at a local university or the county Cooperative Extension office to improve the soil and insure fruitful crops.
Remember to remove weeds from the garden. Weeds can take a promising garden and turn it into a shell of its potential. White vinegar can be used as a natural herbicide. White vinegar can not only kill the weeds, it’s also a non-toxic spray that won’t harm pets or people. If you are too busy to pull weeds by hand, make a white vinegar solution and keep it handy for a quick spray when needed.
Don’t mow your grass too short. If you leave a bit more height, the grass roots will get deeper, making your lawn stronger. Grass that is shorter has a root system that is easier to dry out.
Sometimes the soil you want to use for your garden has a high alkaline content. Combine coffee grounds with the soil to reduce this. This is an easy and inexpensive method to increase the acidity of your soil. When you use them, you will start to notice that your vegetables are tastier and more vibrant in color.
As you have read, a lot of hard work and homework go into producing a plentiful organic garden. Persistence is also a necessary ingredient for success. Remembering the above tips, you can successfully grow an organic garden.