If you’re planning on eating healthier and saving a lot of money on groceries, growing an organic garden will accomplish that and much more. It can be a little daunting, however. From the type of mulch to use to the right equipment, there are many questions you need answered. When it comes to seeds, there are many to pick from. Here are a few tips and techniques you can use to get started in your own organic garden.
Bring your young ones into the garden with you so they will learn about organic methods. They will enjoy learning about nature and bonding with you.
Strawberries are a good organic garden choice for families with strawberries, particularly everbearing strawberries. Children find it fun to pick strawberries and love to assist with the harvest if they get some yummy treats as they work.
A good tip to help your plants stay healthy and fight diseases is to use aspirin water. Dissolve aspirin (1.5 pills per 2 gallons of water) in a bucket and administer to your plants. Spray the plants with the aspirin solution to help your plants fight disease. You should spray your plants about once every three weeks.
Indoor plants need an environment that is between 65 and 75 degrees. This is the optimum temperature to ensure strong growth. Heat lamps can be used to promote growth without the necessity of raising your home’s interior temperature.
If you are growing your organic plants inside of your home or office, it is vital to make sure that the right amount of light reaches them. If the room you wish to grow them in faces in a direction that gets little light, choose varieties of plants which can accept this type of environment. You can also try using artificial lighting to help.
Sprouting seeds need less warmth than before. After growth begins, you can remove plants from any excessive heat sources. Uncover your containers; the plastic wrap traps humidity, so you need to remove it to stop your plants from overheating. Keep an eye on your seeds so you will know when this should be done.
Coffee grounds are a good addition to your soil. Plants can use the nitrogenous nutrients found in coffee grounds. It is best for your plants to use coffee grounds that are part of a blend of ingredients in the compost or soil you are using for your plants, rather than directly adding coffee grounds to your garden plants.
You can make a raised bed with untreated wood, brick, or stone. Be sure to use wood that is naturally resistant to rotting and that has not been treated. Excellent choices are cedar, locust and cypress. Don’t use treated wood in a garden for vegetables because the chemicals contained in them can leak into the ground. If you have placed treated wood in your garden, line it with a coat of plastic.
As was stated previously, growing your own organic garden can have an unbelievably positive effect on your eating habits, especially when you understand the sheer number of varying plants it is possible to grow. Utilizing the tips above is a great place to start when planning to grow a healthy and beautiful organic garden.