There are a lot of people who think about starting an organic garden, but never get around to doing it. Fear of failure, given the great care and consideration that must go into it, often scare people away. Read through this article and you can gain better insight on what it takes to start and grow your own organic garden; it’s not as hard as it may seem.
Put down sod correctly. Before laying sod, you have to make sure the soil is accurately prepared. Weed the soil well, and till the entire lawn area. Flatten your soil and make it slightly compact. Afterward, you want to make sure the soil is moistened. Sod should be staggered in rows, the joints offsetting from each other. Compact the sod down so you form a flat and even surface, then fill in any crevices within the sod by using some soil. Water your sod daily for a fortnight, which is enough time for it to root and be able to withstand foot traffic.
Always allow your plants to adapt gradually to any changes in light conditions, temperatures or soils, if you do not, you might shock them and cause them to die. When starting the transition, leave the plants in the sun for just 1-2 hours. Over the course of a week, slowly increase the amount of time that you leave them outside. After a week’s time, the plants should be fine staying outside.
Clay is naturally hard, and can can stick to a shovel making it frustrating to work with. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.
Keeping your garden soil rich and healthy is the best way to discourage garden pests. Healthier plants are stronger, which in turn can help the plants you grow to become more resistant to disease and bugs that can harm them. If you want to get the best plants, begin with a soil that has hardly any chemicals, and that will bring salts.
Bulbs are a great option for people who want to enjoy spring and summer flowers. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. Different bulbs will bloom during different time periods. Therefore, if you select your bulbs correctly, you could have blooms in your garden for all of spring and summer.
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 have the option of planting the container with the plant to keep the roots from taking the garden over.
When you remember these suggestions from this article, you will not be as afraid to go about organic gardening. With the tips you gained from this article, you now should be able to cook homegrown, organic food, right in your kitchen, for you and others to enjoy.