It’s now time to develop a fresh and nutritious organic garden. There is no better time to start than the present! Below are a ton of wonderful tips to help you start an organic garden of your own.
Take the proper approach to laying sod. The soil requires preparation before sod can be laid. Take out any weeds, then mix up the soil into a tilth that is fine. Lightly, but firmly pack the soil down, and make sure that it is flat. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. Sod must be arranged in staggered rows; each joint should offset one another. Tamp down the sod so it has a flat and even surface, then using some extra soil, fill the gaps between. Once it is in place, the sod requires frequent watering for at least two weeks. This is usually the amount of time it takes for the sod to grow roots, making it ready to grow seamlessly into place.
The quick and drastic change in the weather conditions can shock your plants and cause them to die. It’s important that you gradually change temperate conditions over time, so that your plants can adjust. Try to place them in the new area for a couple of hours at a time the first day. Gradually increase the the time they spend outside over a one week period. Hopefully, after about a week or so, your plants should have adjusted to the change. Now you can transplant them without any worries.
Transform your gardening tool handles into clever measurement rulers. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, shovels or hoes can work as great measuring sticks. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. Label the distances using a permanent marker. Next time you are working in the garden, you will have a large ruler at your fingertips!
Healthy soil will also assist in your battle against pests. Healthy plants are stronger and more able to resist both pests and disease. Starting with soil that is in good condition can yield the best plants.
If you see mildew that is powdery, stay away from expensive chemicals to treat it. The best solution is mixing baking soda, a drop of liquid dish detergent and water together in a spray bottle. Spray this solution on plants once weekly until the mildew is gone. This method is not going to cause any damages to your plants and the mildew will go away slowly.
You should be more prepared with organic gardening. You may have thought you were prepared before, but now you will be a veritable expert! You can grow an organic garden, now that you have the right tips and information.