In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Pay attention to how you lay sod. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Remove weeds and break your soil until all the clumps are gone. The next step is compacting your soil and carefully leveling it. Make sure you work with a moist soil. Staggered rows with offset joints is the best way for the sod to be laid out. Firm the sod down to form a flat, even surface, and fill in any gaps between the sod with a little soil. Water the sod for two weeks and then you can safely walk on it as it will have had time to properly root.
Starting a garden with the best soil is a great defense mechanism against pests. Healthy soil leads to healthy plants with more strength to deflect those insects and various diseases. To give your garden the best chance of yielding the healthiest plants, start with a high-quality soil that has fewer chemicals which over time will accumulate salts.
Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. Plants that grow as climbers are quite versatile, helping you hide ugly walls or fences, many times within only one season of growth. They also have been known to grow through existing trees or shrubs, or can be easily taught to cover any size arbor. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. Some of the most reliable varieties are wisteria, clematis, jasmine, honeysuckle and climbing roses.
Keep your plants thriving through the winter by bringing them inside. Choose the plants that are most likely to survive. Carefully loosen the dirt around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot filled with the same soil.
Keep the weeds out of your garden by removing them regularly. Weeds steal nutrients from plants, robbing a garden of its potential harvest. To help with weed destruction, use white vinegar. White vinegar can not only kill the weeds, it’s also a non-toxic spray that won’t harm pets or people. So, use a spray solution of white vinegar if you are tired of pulling those weeds by hand.
Soak the seeds and store in a dark area overnight. Place some seeds into a small container, then fill it with water until it is almost to the top. This lets water soak into the seeds, giving them an extra boost of hydration when they start growing. The seeds will be better able to survive and grow up.
Having a good wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool makes garden chores a lot easier. Gardening can be very tough on your knees, so a kneeling stool that is ergonomic and lightweight can make things much more comfortable and enjoyable. Also, gardening can involve a lot of heavy lifting and moving items, therefore a robust wheelbarrow can make that aspect much easier.
After you have read the suggestions here, you will have a better idea of what you need in order to be an organic gardener. There are many resources available; you just have to learn how to find and use them. Keep this advice in mind and put it to good work for you in your own organic garden and hopefully, yield very successful and beautiful results.