There are so many tools and methods to grow an all-natural, vibrant and healthy garden. All that is needed from you to have a great organic garden is to learn what they are, and to put them into practice.
Turn the handles of your garden tools into measuring rulers. Larger handled tools like rakes, hoes, and shovels make great measuring sticks. Place the handles on the floor, then set a measuring tape alongside them. Label the distances onto them using a permanent marker pen. This modified ruler will serve you well as you begin working in your garden.
If mildew is forming on your plants, you should not purchase an expensive chemical. Plain water with a bit of liquid soap and baking soda will do the trick. Spray this solution on plants once weekly until the mildew is gone. This solution is perfectly safe for your plants and gently treats mildew in a short amount of time.
It is a good idea to pre-soak your seeds in a dark environment overnight. Place some seeds into a small container, then fill it with water until it is almost to the top. This will allow your seeds to be hydrated and get a head start when growing. This improves the chances of successful plant development.
Many people think the best green gardens start from seeds, rather than plants. Starting with your own seeds is more environmentally friendly than buying plants from a nursery. The plastics used in nurseries are rarely recycled and ends up in landfills, so it is best to start with the seeds or buy from nurseries who use organic materials in packaging their plants.
During the day, when the weather is hot, vegetables tend to be softer, which causes them to be damaged even if you gently pick them. Be certain that you cut picked vegetables straight off from the vine itself and not by twisting them off, because you don’t want to harm the plant.
Organic indoor plants may need additional light sources to make up for the light they miss out on by being indoors. This needs to be considered. If the room you wish to grow them in faces in a direction that gets little light, choose varieties of plants which can accept this type of environment. You can also get special lamps if you want a different kind of plants.
Use approximately two or three inches of natural, organic material as some mulch in every single flower bed. Doing this keeps weeds down, keeps the moisture in your plants, and gives more nutrients to the plants. Mulch will also improve the general appearance of your flower beds.
When you are doing work in your garden, be efficient. Don’t spend 30 minutes searching for a tool. Have all of tools you will need for the day before you head out your garden. When you are finished, put them away neatly for the next time. If you need, use a tool belt or even pants that have quite a few pockets.
Many people try to garden, but if you do not know what you are doing, you will not see the best results. Use the tips provided here for organic gardening.