In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Put down sod correctly. Be sure to get your soil prepared before you start laying the new sod. Pull any weeds and break up any clods of soil. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. Make sure you work with a moist soil. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. Sod has to be watered daily for two weeks, and then it can be rooted.
When winter arrives, transfer some plants into the house to save them. Try to save plants that are expensive or that are resistant enough to handle the transition. Dig the plant up without damaging the roots and place it a big enough pot.
All soil is not the same. You need to check the soil to make sure it’s the best for what you’re planting. You can get a soil analysis, and if you find your soil needs a supplement, do it! A lot of cooperative extension offices can provide this service to you and it is worth knowing what you need to do in order to avoid ruining your plants.
Plants need C02 for maximum growth. Plants tend to grow better when the CO2 levels are higher. Greenhouses typically provide plants with high levels of CO2. Higher CO2 levels can provide optimal conditions for growing plants.
When fall arrives, it’s time to plant your autumn vegetables. Rather than using clay pots or planters for your lettuce and kale, plant them in a pumpkin! First, cut out the pumpkin’s top layer and remove the seeds. Then, spray some Wilt-Pruf on the insides to prevent the rot that would follow otherwise. Once you’ve done this, you can plant.
Tempt your cat away from the plants he has been bothering by planting catnip or wheat grass near them. You can also try to offend the cats sense of smell with orange rinds or mothballs.
Balance your alkaline soil with the acid found in used coffee grounds. Coffee grounds are an inexpensive way to increase the acid level in your soil. After doing so, you will notice that your greenery and garden will be colorful and fresh.
Plan your garden before you plant it. Use this to remind you where certain things were planted, later when they start sprouting. The plan will also help you keep track of your more diminutive plants and smaller groups that could otherwise become lost among a sea of larger plantings.
After you have read the suggestions here, you will have a better idea of what you need in order to be an organic gardener. You can find out a ton of information on the subject, you you really need to be aware of how to use it. With what you learned, you can change up your strategies to create and grow a very beautiful organic garden.