Handy Tips For Learning To Garden Organically

Posted on 12 November 2013 by Ingming Aberia

TIP! You can help your plants resist disease by spraying them with aspirin water. Dissolve one and one-half aspirins into two gallons of cold water, and use it to fortify your plants.

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.

TIP! Having a garden of perennials can be an easy and quick process. Use your spade in a slicing motion to cut a flap of turf.

Easily and quickly prepare your ground for a garden of perennials. Simply use a spade or small shovel to get under the grass or turf and flip it over. Then, using wood chips, cover the area to a depth of three or four inches. Allow a few weeks to pass by before you dig down into the applied soil.

TIP! Organize your gardening so that you can work efficiently. Don’t waste your time by searching high and low for that packet of seeds or spade.

Maximize your time by keeping your tools close. You have several options including using a bucket to hold your tools or wearing pants with lots of sturdy pockets. Make sure your trowel, pruning shears, gloves and other important tools are always handy. This will allow you to make easy work of your gardening up-keep!

TIP! Have plastic bags on hand to put over dirty gardening shoes. This way, you won’t break momentum by fussing with your shoes, and you’ll be quickly back in the garden to finish your work.

Working in the garden doesn’t have to be grueling; learn to work more efficiently. Don’t waste your time by searching high and low for that packet of seeds or spade. Prepare all of your tools prior to working in the garden, and then put them away neatly when finished. Get yourself a tool belt, or wear pants with many pockets.

TIP! Put used coffee grounds on the soil. These coffee grounds have many nitrogenous nutrients that your plants could use.

Have plastic bags on hand so that you may cover your muddy gardening shoes. You will be able to go in and out without having to keep taking your shoes on and off.

Pine Needles

TIP! It is possible to control weeds with natural methods. Put down old newspapers in several layers for controlling weeds.

For some plants, pine needles makes an ideal mulch. There are many types of plants with a high acidity, which means they thrive in acidic soil. Plants like these thrive when you use pine needles as mulch. Lay a few inches of needles over the beds to allow them to decompose and add some acid to your soil.

TIP! While it’s harder to grow organically than chemically, the rewards are much better. Growing organic is healthier and just overall better for you.

Regularity is the key to keeping your organic garden in order, don’t let your list of chores pile up. Even if you end up being too busy to do garden chores every day, do small tasks that will help you avoid having to do large tasks when you finally do have time. For example, snatch out a weed or two whenever you pass by the garden, such as when you take your dog out for a potty break.

TIP! If you over-water your plants, they can’t get all the nutrients they need from the dirt. Always be sure to check the weather and keep a tight watering schedule.

When it’s harvest time, you should utilize a basket that you put laundry in to carry your veggies. The laundry basket is a perfect strainer for any produce run off. Rinse the produce while it sits in the basket, the extra water will go through the holes in the basket.

TIP! Any gardening can connect you with Mother Nature, but particularly if you employ organic gardening techniques. This method of gardening will give you a deep understanding of the way plants grow, from beginning to end.

Now you know a little more on how you can be a successful organic gardener. There is much information on the subject; you only need to know what to do with it. With what you learned, you can change up your strategies to create and grow a very beautiful organic garden.

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