Learning about organic gardening can be very intimidating, but just like other things, it can also be very easily researched and learned. Now that you have found this list of tips, hopefully you can come out a little more informed when it comes to organic gardening, so that you can refine your methods and become a great gardener.
Add aspirin to your plants to help them fight sickness. One and one half aspirin crushed and added to a two gallon container of water will be a great help for your plants. Help your plants to fight disease by spraying them with the aspirin water. Plants should be sprayed once every two to three weeks.
Reduce the need for pesticides in your garden by planting native crops. Native plants will have a better resistance against the bugs and bacteria of your area, and will be better equipped to compete with native weeds. Native plants will attract beneficial native insects, such as ladybugs, which can naturally control pest problems without the need for chemicals.
You can save time by using soaker hoses. Instead of standing with a hose for a long time or having to refill a container, set your water pressure on low and let your hose sit next to the plant that needs to be watered. Do not forget to turn the water off later.
Try to keep plastic bags on hand to cover shoes that are muddy. You’ll be able to keep your momentum going without needing to take off your shoes, and stay on track with your gardening project.
Don’t be alarmed at the amount of organic fertilizer you may need to use. Organic fertilizers contain a lower percentage of nutrients per unit weight than their synthetic counterparts. Because of this, it will probably be necessary to apply more volume of organic fertilizer than is typical for synthetic fertilizers.
Making rich, organic compost for your garden doesn’t take special equipment. All you really need to do is dump your kitchen scraps, lawn trimmings and leaves in a pile, and let nature take its course. It may take a bit longer, but in the end you’ll have a rich, healthy compost.
An old laundry basket works great for gathering produce from your garden. You can also use a laundry basket as a strainer. If you leave your produce in the basket while rinsing it, the basket will be able to serve as a strainer, with the extra water dripping out the holes in the bottom of the basket.
Do you want to kill weeds naturally? Take layers of newspapers and use them for weed control. Weeds can only grow when there is adequate sunlight. The layers of newspaper will kill the weeds because they no longer receive any sunlight. In time, the newspaper will decompose into the soil. You can cover the newspapers with mulch to make them look more attractive if you like!
Not as bad as you thought, correct? Like any other subject, the green world of organic gardening is vast and has a wealth of information available on it. Sometimes you just need a hint as to where to start with it so that you can “jump right in.” Now you have the information needed to feel confident to start your organic garden.