As the organic movement gains momentum, increasing numbers of people are being attracted to holistic lifestyles. It makes sense that people who make the choice to live this way can benefit from organic gardening. Read on into the following paragraphs for organic tips you can use.
Beginning your garden with healthy soil is your first defense against pests! If you have healthy looking plants, they are stronger and more resistant to diseases and bugs. If you start with balanced soil, your garden will produce healthy plants with the best yield. Refrain from using chemicals since these will increase the salt content of the soil.
To grow properly, plants need adequate levels of CO2. Most plants grow better in higher levels of CO2. The best way to obtain a saturated level of carbon dioxide (CO2) is to use a greenhouse. To achieve optimal growing conditions, keep the levels of carbon dioxide high in your plants’ environment.
You could try to boil weeds if you are trying to remain organic. This is a safe way to eliminate weeds, as this will not damage the soil. Carefully pour boiling water right on the weeds, but be careful not to pour it on the plants you want. What this does it essentially kill the weeds by damaging their roots. The result is that those weeds are unlikely to regrow.
Keep your garden free from broad-spectrum pesticides. Broad-spectrum pesticides not only kill pests, but also “good” bugs like ground beetles that eat pests. Useful insects are more sensitive to these pesticides than the pests, so by killing them, you could be growing your pest population. This can result in your using more pesticides to eradicate the problem.
If you have problems keeping the dog out of the garden, spray things like aftershave, perfume or other scents on the grass surrounding the garden. This helps mask the attractive scents and can make your garden unappealing to them.
If you’re thinking about growing your own organic garden, then you might want to consider keeping a bit of your property undeveloped; this way wildlife can flourish. You will see many of the birds and insects that are present will assist in pollination and plant production, helping to create a much better garden.
It’s simple to lay a new perennial bed. Simply use a spade or small shovel to get under the grass or turf and flip it over. Then, using wood chips, cover the area to a depth of three or four inches. Wait two weeks or so, and then you are ready to jump right in with digging and planting.
Work efficiently in your garden. Don’t waste your time by searching high and low for that packet of seeds or spade. Get all of your tools together before you go into your garden, then place them in a safe spot when you are finished with them. Get yourself a tool belt, or wear pants with many pockets.
Make sure you have some plastic bags around so that you can cover any muddy gardening shoes you have. Doing this prevents lengthy work interruptions, and allows you to finish the job quickly.
Use these tips and think about some ideas of your own. Organic gardening can become a part of your life. The tips in this article are just a jumping off point for you.