An organic garden can be an essential part of a healthy diet, but understanding it and buying the right equipment can be tricky. There are a multitude of seeds and starter plants available. Whether you are growing your first garden or looking for a few new tips, the following tips give some easy-to-implement organic gardening device.
Put down sod correctly. Before you use sod, you need to prepare the soil. Thoroughly weed the soil, and work it into a fine, smooth tilth. Lightly, but firmly compact the soil, making sure it is flat. Thoroughly water the soil. Be sure to stagger the rows of sod. The joints should be offset like bricks in a wall. You want the sod to end up as a flat and even surface. If there are any gaps in between the sod pieces, then you can fill these in with some soil. Your sod should be watered everyday for at least two weeks, then it will root itself and walk on it.
Look for the variants of a plant that offer the highest yield. Many times, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid can have a higher yield versus traditional ones.
Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. These flowers grow quickly and can be planted at any time during the year. If you want to maintain a flower garden all year or you want to add new flowers to reflect the changing seasons, annuals and biennials are for you. In addition, they work well as gap fillers between other areas, as long as those areas receive plenty of sunlight. Notable collections include sunflower, marigold, hollyhock, rudbeckia, cosmos, and petunia.
Plants all need a good supply of C02 to grow properly! When exposed to high levels of CO2, most types of plants will grow better. The best way to expose your plants to a high level of carbon dioxide is by growing them in a greenhouse. It’s best to keep CO2 levels high for the best growth of your plants.
Plant bulbs if you want spring and summer flowers. Bulbs are one of the easiest plants to grow and are hardy perennials that return each year. Different bulbs bloom at various times, so choosing appropriately, you may have blooms early spring to later summer.
As you cut your grass, do not trim it too low to the ground. If you leave your grass a bit longer, the roots can grow deeper. This results in a lawn that is stronger and less likely to dry out. If you have short grass, you will have short roots and you will dry out your grass.
Make a plan for your garden. This will assist you in recognizing your tiny plants when they start to pop up. In addition, some plants are so small you might forget you planted them once all your plants sprout. Planning stops these plants from getting lost in the crowd.
Are fresh mint leaves something you love but cannot stand how quickly they grow all over your garden? Rein in their growth by planting the mint in a large pot or garden container instead. You can even plant the container in the ground. That way, the roots won’t be able to escape the container, and the plant won’t overrun your garden.
Use a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool when you’re working in your garden. Spending time on the ground is rough on the knees, a portable and light stool can help make gardening easier. There is also a lot of heavy lifting involved with gardening, so a good wheelbarrow is a great tool to have around.
As discussed earlier, there are many benefits to growing your garden with natural and organic methods. This opens up a world of possibilities for your flowers, vegetables and herbs. The tips you’ve found above are sure to help you get off to a good start on growing chemical-free healthy food.