Gardening is a fantastic stress relieving activity that many people swear by. Making your own organic vegetable garden is a great way to improve your lifestyle while also producing your own food, saving you money and providing you with quality produce right from your yard. Read on to find out how!
Try using organic matter for your organic garden. The best organic matter that you can use for your garden’s bed preparation is a type of compost that is made from anything that used to be alive. Examples of this would be compost comprised of dead leaves, any kind of kitchen waste, or even grass clippings.
Eliminate the need for excessive intervention in the health and care of your landscaping and gardening plants by choosing shrubs, grasses, and veggies that require a bare minimum of maintenance. These plants are often easily identifiable by their smaller taproots and undersized, silvery colored leaves. Plants that work well with their environment require very little in the way of fertilizers and pesticides.
If you are experiencing a problem with slugs or other insects, a wonderful organic contact pesticide is diatomaceous earth. You can buy this at most garden centers, and it comes in a white powder form. It is an abrasive material that will kill the critters by damaging the skin of the slugs and joints of the insects.
Encourage birds in the garden. Birds not only eat insects and eat grubs on the ground, they transport seeds. Whenever you find an unusual plant in your garden, the seed will have been transported via a bird or some other animal. It is beneficial in both ways though: your provide food for birds through plants and water, but they provide an easy way to stay in contact with the animal kingdom. Plants that attract birds include elderberry, mulberry, viburnum and honeysuckle.
To rid your organic garden of bugs, try using a mixture of dish soap and water. Mix 2 tablespoons of dish soap into a gallon of water. Use a spray bottle to spray the foliage and soil around the plants. Before spraying your whole garden or even a whole plant, test the effect of the mixture on a few leaves and wait a few days before doing the rest.
When watering it’s important to make sure that the water reaches all the way to the bottom of the soil. Roots that are grown closer to the surface are more likely to get damaged, and in turn produce plants that are less hardy and more susceptible to damage. By pouring water only on the top layer, the roots are forced to grow upwards and become shallower.
Use a soaker hose to water your garden. A soaker hose allows the water to be absorbed directly in to the soil, rather than disbursed in to the air. This helps to conserve water, a valuable resource. Plant leaves also stay dry, which means you get to avoid pesky fungus problems.
If you plan on starting an organic garden, you should always properly cover your seeds. If your seeds are not properly covered, then they will not grow. You should aim to cover most of your seeds about three times as deep as the thickness of your seeds in order to ensure optimum growth. However, certain seeds, such as alyssum and snapdragons, should not be covered because they need a lot of light to germinate.
Improve your health and well being now by applying these easy tips and making your very own organic vegetable garden at your home today! Don’t keep paying for inferior produce at the local supermarket when you could be improving yourself and providing your own food at home! Try it now!↑ Back to Top