An organic garden is a fascinating thing that also requires a lot of time and attention. However, it is possible to be smart about your organic gardening. Following organic gardening practices will result in tastier fruits and vegetables, as well as happier plants. Follow this advice and your organic garden will soon be flourishing above the rest!
Learn the proper way to lay sod. Get your soil ready before you lay your sod. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. Gently compact the soil until it is flattened. Thoroughly moisten the soil. When laying down sod, create staggered rows with offset joints. After the sod is in place, go over the surface to ensure everything is level. Use loose soil to fill in any gaps between seams. Water the sod each day for two weeks so it will become well-rooted and ready for foot traffic.
Try not to cause shock to your plants by gradually changing their conditions and temperature. At first, only leave them outside for a brief period of time. As the week progresses, gradually increase their exposure to the outdoors. After a few more days, your plants will be more resistant and ready to stay outside all the time.
Try planting your plants in flower pots first, then transferring them to your garden once they have had a bit of time to grow. Your plants will be more likely to mature this way. This also helps tighten time between plantings. Your next crop of seedlings will be started and ready to be planted immediately after you remove your last crop from the garden.
If you’re planning on gardening, carefully watch for stink bugs! You should be particularly careful during Autumn. They like beans, peppers, tomatoes and many fruits. If you do not check, they do a lot of damage to plants so try to get rid of them if you can.
If you are considering planting a garden take the time to plan it out. Doing this makes it easier to keep track of where you planted what when you first start to see sprouts. You might end up losing small plants in a large area, because you did not water them.
Do you love fresh mint leaves but hate how they quickly grow to take over your garden? Try to keep your mint in a container in your garden to stop their rampage. You can bury the container so the top is flush with the ground if desired, but the container’s walls will prevent the roots from spreading so that the plant won’t take over your entire garden.
Organic gardening is a great way to improve your diet naturally. It is a good source of fresh vegetables and fruits and can improve your health markedly. If you are willing to put in the effort, you will enjoy a wonderful harvest from your own garden.