Organic growing is becoming more popular due to the questionable effects of toxins and pesticides on the body and the environment. Additionally, most organic gardening techniques cost very little money. These tips will get you right into the swing of organic gardening and improve your skill in no time.
Put sod down the right way. Start by preparing your soil with care. Do some weeding if necessary, then break the soil until it is no longer packed. Lightly, but firmly compact the soil, making sure it is flat. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. Firm sod until there is an even, flat surface; fill in gaps with soil. According to your climate, you will likely need to water the new sod daily over a period of a couple of weeks. This will insure proper root formation and establishment.
Use pots to start your plants, then transfer them to a garden when they become seedlings. They are then more likely to survive and to become thriving, mature plants. Seeds can’t always thrive in gardens, and are often eaten by birds. Your seedlings will be ready to go in as soon as you remove the previous set of mature plants.
When partaking in gardening activities, particularly in the autumn months, keep an eye on those stink bugs. These bugs like to eat beans, peppers, tomatoes, and many kinds of fruits. If you don’t take care of them, they can decimate your garden, so it’s best to do all you can to get rid of them.
Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. Rather than putting standard clay vessels into use when planting crops of lettuce and kale, think about using pumpkins instead. Scoop the insides out of the pumpkin, and don’t forget to spray the inside with Wilt-Pruf. This will prevent your pumpkin from rotting. Now this is completed, it is time to get planting!
Interested in using Mother Nature to keep pests at bay the natural way? A border of marigolds or onions around your veggies can prevent slugs. Wood ash, when used like mulch, can keep away pests after it is spread around a tree base and shrub seedlings. These are methods you can use to get rid of the need to use pesticides.
Once you start to actually apply what you learned from this article you can start growing a prosperous and healthy organic garden in your own back yard for the future. You might actually notice more wildlife in and around your garden due to your natural gardening methods.