If you use these principles of organic gardening, you will produce notably positive effects for your plants and your planet. It
demonstrates that you are concerned about the environment as well as the health of your plants. This is an admirable goal! However,
there are always ways to learn new skills, and hone your existing ones. The following article provides helpful tips.
For in-home organic gardeners, you are looking for an ideal temperature of around 60-75 degrees for your plants. They need this
type of warm temperature in order to grow. If you think it would not be comfortable to keep your residence that warm in the winter,
consider purchasing a heat lamp to use on the plants.
Use approximately two or three inches of natural, organic material as some mulch in every single flower bed. Covering the beds with
mulch serves multiple purposes; it helps the flowers by retaining moisture and adding nutrients, and it discourages the growth of
unwanted plants. In addition, your flower beds will have a beautiful, finished appearance year round.
When the time comes to harvest your produce, collect it using an old laundry basket. Laundry baskets which have holes in them act
as giant strainers for your home grown produce. While your freshly harvested fruits and vegetables are still in the basket, rinse
them off and any excess water will run off through the laundry basket holes.
Your compost pile should contain green plants and dried ones in equal amounts. Green plant material comprises leaves, weeds, spent
flowers, grass clippings, and fruit and vegetable waste. Dried plant material includes straw, sawdust, shredded paper, cardboard,
and dried and cut-up woody material. Don’t throw charcoal, meat or manure into your compost.
Looking for a natural way to kill weeds in your garden? To control the growth of weeds, all you need is last week’s Sunday paper.
Weeds require sunlight for growing. When you put newspaper on top of weeds they will suffocate because they are not getting enough
light. Because newspapers decompose well with the passage of time, they make great additions to compost. To improve the appearance
of newspaper, simply spread a bit of mulch over it.
While organic gardening costs more and requires more effort, the produce that will come out of your garden will be healthier for
you. Chemicals are extremely efficient, but the organic method is the best way to get healthy produce.
Your soil will be healthier if you add mulch. Mulch can protect the ground it sits upon. The soil will stay cool in high heat,
preventing damage to the roots. This helps soil keep its moisture by reducing the rate of evaporation. This also helps all the
weeds you have stay under control, relieving stress from your shoulders.
Over-watering your plants can be harmful, because roots that are drowning in water cannot effectively pull nutrients out of the
soil. You should always check the weather forecast, in advance, for chances of rainfall before you water the plants. If rain is
predicted, you shouldn’t bother to water any outdoor plants for that day..
One of the biggest benefits from eating food that is organically grown is the absence of pesticides. This is great for your health,
but you do want to check the produce for bugs prior to using it.
Grow garlic that is organic. Plant individual garlic cloves early in the spring or fall. They should be planted in well-drained
moist soil. Plant the cloves one to two inches beneath the soil about four inches apart and with the pointed end up. Green garlic
shoots, which can be cut while growing, can substitute nicely for scallions or chives. Harvest the garlic bulbs when the tops of
the plants turn brown. The bulbs should be dried well by the sun for a few days before storing. Store them in a cool place, tied in
bunches or loose.
You now have the skills, the tools, and the equipment necessary to apply these strategies to your own organic garden. Awesome! The
above tips were constructed to add to your personal organic gardening techniques, as you are never done learning. Hopefully, you
have discovered something new that you can use in your organic garden.