One great way to improve your diet and give yourself a fun an interesting hobby is to plant an organic garden. It does, however, require a great deal of effort to grow. You probably do not know how to go about growing an organic garden on your own.
Get your children interested in helping with your organic garden. Toiling together in the garden brings your family closer together and offers many different opportunities to learn new things and instill green values.
If you have children, plant strawberries, especially everbearing strawberries, in your organic garden. Small kids enjoy picking fruit themselves out of a garden. Because of this, they’ll be more likely to provide you with some assistance in your garden if they feel like they’re receiving something out of it.
A mixture of aspirin and water can help your ailing plants. Dissolve 1 aspirin per gallon of water for a plant disease fighting solution. Spray the plants with the aspirin solution to help your plants fight disease. Use this method to spray your plants every three weeks.
If you’re working to build a sustainable organic garden, try leaving a portion of your garden untouched so that the wildlife will be able to thrive. A natural area will allow beneficial birds and insects, many of which pollinate plants, to live on your property and help your garden grow stronger.
Have plastic bags on hand to put over dirty gardening shoes. You will save time and be back in the garden much more quickly by doing this.
Believe it or not, pine makes great mulch. Some garden plants have a high acidity, and prefer acidic soil. If you have some of these plants, then pine needles are an easy way to add acid to their bed. Covering your plant beds with a layer of pine needles will allow the pine needles to disperse their acidic nutrients into the soil for your plants.
You need to avoid chores in your organic garden stacking 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. If you are outside with your dog, pluck a few weeds while your dog is taking care of his business.
Use a laundry basket to help you collect produce from your garden. Laundry baskets which have holes in them act as giant strainers for your home grown produce. You can clean and rinse the harvest when it is the laundry basket and the water will go out of the holes.
One odd but apparently useful tip for growing organic plants, is to lightly brush your plants with your fingers or a piece of cardboard 1-2 times a day. This may sound strange, but research has proven that doing this will help your plants grow bigger than if they were not petted at all.
In conclusion, creating and maintaining an organic garden requires hard work, effort and research. You will get great results if you are consistent and patient. Keep the above advice at hand and you too can excel with organic gardening.