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Eat Fresher Food By Growing Your Own Organic Garden

Posted on 30 November 2012 by Ingming Aberia

TIP! A mixture of aspirin and water can protect your plants from common diseases. Dissolve 1 aspirin per gallon of water for a plant disease fighting solution.

In order for you to have a successful organic garden, you will need to take really good care of it. That is where smart organic gardening comes in handy. You have the ability to produce healthy, delicious produce on your own property. Follow the tips provided for a successful organic garden.

TIP! Whenever you plant tomatoes in your garden, plant multiple sets about three weeks apart. This allows your harvest to grow in stages.

If organic gardening is something you desire to do, it’s critical that you are aware of the proper method to make beds. Use a spade to slice under the grass. Once that is done, turn it over and cover with about three to four inches of mulch. Once a few weeks have passed, you can create cut-ins for the plants.

TIP! Plant trees in such a way that they provide shade for your home. Your home will benefit from natural shade and so will your utility bill.

Use plenty of mulch so that your home garden can save water. Adding additional mulch means your plants will require less water. Mulch can be either purchased from a store or you can use organic materials from your yard, including yard clippings, newspapers, or even dried leaves. Just be sure you use a lot of it.

TIP! Use several inches of organic materials for mulch in your flower beds. This will prevent weeds from growing, retain humidity, and feed your plants with the nutrients they need.

Use equal parts of green and dried plant material in your compost pile. Green plant mulches include everything from fresh grass clippings, to unwanted vegetables, to recently pulled weeds. Paper and straw are dry plant materials. Don’t throw charcoal, meat or manure into your compost.

TIP! Weeds can plague all types of gardens. You can use this to kill weeds in your garden and keep it organic.

Don’t let all the little chores in your organic garden build up. While you may not be able to spend a lot of time every day in your garden, even little items done daily will stop the mountain of work from growing. While you are with your pet outside, pull some weeds while the pet does its business.

TIP! When getting ready to plant a tree or a shrub in your organic garden, try digging an ugly hole to plant them in. If the hole has surfaces smoothed by the shovel, it may prove difficult for the roots to penetrate through the soil.

Any gardening at all can soothe the soul, but organic gardening provides additional benefits. You will learn how to care for you plants from planting the seeds to harvesting your delicious vegetables.

TIP! If aphids cause you problems in your garden, you could try to use soapy water to solve it. Spray it on the entire plant and clean the plant with another spray containing only water.

Think about using all-natural botanical insecticides in your organic garden; they are very handy when it comes to getting rid of harmful pests. These are frequently more effective than their chemically engineered counterparts. Keep in mind, however, that these insecticides have very short half lives. Since they are made out of all natural ingredients, they may decay and disappear soon after you use them.

TIP! Use this simple tip to get your perennial garden ready in a flash. Simply slice into the ground with a spade, flip the top layer of soil, and then cover it with several inches of wood chips.

A beer trap can help to eradicate slugs. Start by burying a wide-mouth jar in the soil, ensuring that the rim of the jar is just at the soil’s surface. Fill the jar with beer to an inch below the jar’s top. The slugs will be drawn to the beer and then drown in the jar.

TIP! Consider the climate and season when watering your plants. The level of necessary watering turns on the type of water you use, the kind of soil in your garden and the amount of direct sunlight you have.

When planting seeds in containers, remember that the depth should be at least three times bigger than the seed. Some seeds shouldn’t be covered and must be in sunlight at all times. Petunias and ageratum are two examples of seeds that require sunlight. If you are unsure if your seeds should be covered, refer to the seed packet, or if that is not available, look for information online.

TIP! Organic gardening has been around a very long time, even before chemicals were discovered and put to use. Native Americans taught the pilgrims to place fish beside their seeds when planting crops.

When you prepare fresh vegetables for your meals, take a couple minutes after you’re done with dinner and cut up the extra pieces finely, then add them to the garden. This will help get nutrients back into your growing plants. You can of course use some for composting, but if you use some of the leftovers quickly, it could be beneficial.

TIP! To get a good start, look below the surface! When you are purchasing tomato seedlings for your organic garden, you should watch out for lush green starts with bad root systems. The first start remains attached to the developing seedlings for many weeks.

By having an organic garden, you will be providing yourself with much fresher and more nutritious produce. You’ll have to put in a lot of effort and be patient, but the results organic gardening can give you are worth all the work.

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