Organic gardening presents special challenges to overcome. If you chose to garden naturally, you need to acquire some knowledge of the implications of the acidity of your soil, and you need to know how to utilize the correct bugs and insects instead of pesticides. If you are a newbie, getting into organic gardening can be daunting. Read on to find some tips to make gardening in a clean, organic fashion a little easier and more fun to do!
Want to kill weeds naturally? To control the growth of weeds, all you need is last week’s Sunday paper. Weeds require sunlight to continue growing. When you put newspaper on top of weeds they will suffocate because they are not getting enough light. Newspapers easily break down over a period of time, and eventually become a portion of the compost. Try adding some mulch on top of it to make appear more attractive.
You can use rainwater if you save it. It’s a great way to supply water to your organic garden. Trap the rainwater in barrels, buckets or any other receptacles. This will help lower your water costs when you are watering your garden on a regular basis. The best thing about rainwater is that it is free. You will see that rainwater can help your plants.
Organic fruits and vegetables grow without being exposed to pesticides and other chemicals. While organic foods are healthy for your family, you will still need to check closely for bugs or worms.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.