Making the effort to use proper organic techniques and high quality products really improves the end result. This will show that you love your plants and care about their health. That is a great trait to have. As with all skills, you can continuously improve your gardening through experience and further study. Keep reading for suggestions.
You can help your plants resist disease by spraying them with aspirin water. Dissolve one and one-half aspirins into two gallons of cold water, and use it to fortify your plants. Help your plants to fight disease by spraying them with the aspirin water. The process can be repeated every three weeks or so.
You must consider how much light is available when starting your plants indoors. Almost every type of plant you grow requires ample sunlight, so think about how much natural light you home receives or if you perhaps need to supplement with UV lamps. If you want to grow a plant which requires more light, you can invest in grow-lights.
Use this simple tip to get your perennial garden ready in a flash. Turn over the soil in your garden so it will be soft and easy to plant before spreading wood chips around your garden. Let the area have about two weeks, then dig it and plan the new perennials.
Make sure you have your gardening tools near you, so you can maximize your gardening efficiency. You should use a large pail and wear sturdy pants that have several pockets. You should always have your gloves, pruning shears and a trowel close to you.
The optimal amount of organic mulch to use in your flower beds is 2-3 inches. Covering the beds with mulch serves multiple purposes; it helps the flowers by retaining moisture and adding nutrients, and it discourages the growth of unwanted plants. Mulch will also improve the general appearance of your flower beds.
When you are working in your garden, you will want to have all of your tools in a convenient location. Don’t waste thirty minutes looking around for a tool. Before you start work in the garden, make sure you have the necessary tools, and always remember to put them away when you are finished. You may also wish to invest in a tool belt to keep all of your tools within reach while gardening.
Put used coffee grounds on the soil. Plants can use the nitrogenous nutrients found in coffee grounds. Plants need an adequate nitrogen source in order to thrive. Adding coffee grounds, chemical fertilizer, or diluted urea to your soil increases the soil’s nitrogen content and will help to make your plants grow faster, taller and healthier.
Your compost pile should contain green plants and dried ones in equal amounts. Green plant material can include old flowers, fruit waste, grass clippings, vegetable waste, and leaves. The leaves you rake in the fall, straw, sawdust and the like are dry material. You should not use things like meat scraps, charcoal, blighted plants or the manure of meat-eating animals in your compost.
Now you know how you can use these ideas in your own garden. Good for you! Learning is a never-ending process. The tips you have read above, of course, cover just the basics. Now, you can apply this new information to make your organic garden function better and become a more enjoyable endeavor.