Depending on the effort you put into it, an organic garden can be a great pleasure or a great pain. In the following paragraphs, you’ll find suggestions that will help you improve your organic gardening skills.
Do not improperly lay your new sod. Get your soil ready before you lay the sod. Thoroughly weed the soil, and work it into a fine, smooth tilth. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. Make sure the soil is moist all the way through. Lay the sod down in alternated rows, keeping the joints set off from one another. Even out the surface of the sod by firming it down flat, filling any available gaps with a handful of dirt. Once it is in place, the sod requires frequent watering for at least two weeks. This is usually the amount of time it takes for the sod to grow roots, making it ready to grow seamlessly into place.
Create useful rulers from your tool handles. Larger handled tools like rakes, hoes, and shovels make great measuring sticks. All you have to do is lay them on the floor then use a measuring tape to measure their length. Then, transfer the measurements to the handle using a permanent marker. Now you will always possess a large ruler ready for your use in the garden.
When it’s autumn, it’s time to start planting all of your fall edibles. Instead of a clay pot, show some fall spirit by using a hollow pumpkin to plant your lettuce or kale in. When you have finished cutting and cleaning the pumpkin, spray it with some liquid that will stave off wilting to keep it from rotting. You are prepared to plant after this is done.
In a dark area, pre-soak your seeds overnight. Place a couple seeds in each container, then fill it close to full with water. When you do this, you hydrate your seeds and they can start growing. The seeds will most likely survive and mature this way.
Always have a plan for the garden prior to the start of planting it. Having a planting plan will help you correctly identify the young plants once they start to sprout. It can also keep you from planting any of your garden favorites too close to each other.
Place a few inches of organically based mulch around your vegetable plants. Mulch has a nice moisturizing effect on the soil it’s spread over. An added benefit is that it also inhibits weed growth. This will save you tons of time from pulling out tons of weeds.
As illustrated above, there is more to becoming a successful organic gardener than most people first imagine. While it takes quite a bit of effort and lots of patience, your pay off in the end will be a fantastic organic garden. Follow the tips and you can increase your gardening skills.