Regular tending is a necessity for any garden. It is particularly important for the organic garden. Sound organic gardening techniques can help you do just that. While the garden itself is important, your real goal is to grow great tasting produce that is healthy and does no harm to the environment or the consumer. Use this advice to take your organic garden to the next level.
Clay is naturally hard, and can can stick to a shovel making it frustrating to work with. Rubbing wax on the shovel prior to digging can kick this challenge to the curb. This will keep the soil from sticking, and prevent rusting of the tool.
If you want the best results, you need to choose the right soil. Depending on what kind of plants you want in your garden, the soil might or might not be adapted. You can also make an artificial plot with just one type of soil.
Make sure to pre-soak seeds, preferably in a dark location. Place some seeds into a small container, then fill it with water until it is almost to the top. When you do this, you hydrate your seeds and they can start growing. Seeds that are cultivated this way are more likely to survive and mature properly.
If you want an organic way to weed your garden, try “boiling” them. Boiling water is an excellent, organic substance for use against weeds. Pour boiling water over the weeds to kill them, but make sure not to pour the water over any plants you don’t want to kill. The boiling water will damage the roots of the weeds and will usually prevent further growth.
Make sure air can circulate around your plants, and keep leaves moisture-free. Excess moisture on a plant will invite unwanted parasites or diseases to the plant. Fungi are a very common and irritating pest in the world of gardening. Fungicide sprays can deal with fungal infestations, but they are most effective if you apply them before a fungus problem becomes noticeable.
A good fertilizer is important to add nutrients to your soil. Manure can help your plants grow quickly, but you must use only commercially created products to reduce the chance of contracting pathogens. You have many different choices for fertilizer; choose whichever is best-suited to your plants but definitely use one.
Use smarts when watering your garden. You can save time by using soaker hoses to water more than one plant. Lower your water pressure on the soaker hose to avoid harming tender plants. Letting the soaker hose do the work frees you up to turn your attention elsewhere.
Include your children in your efforts to organic gardening. Gardens are terrific teaching tools for kids, and provide great opportunities for interaction, growth, and instruction on healthy living.
As you can conclude from what you have just read, having an organic garden can provide you with nutrient rich and fresh fruits and vegetables. It takes tons of patience and work, but it’s worth it for a great garden.