Organic products are usually tastier and healthier than other foods. You can bypass the supermarkets entirely if you grow organic produce yourself. Keep reading to learn how to grow organic fruits and vegetables at home.
If you are planning to grow plants within the house, the temperature should be maintained between 65 and 75 degrees within the daylight hours. This is the optimum temperature to ensure strong growth. If you think it would not be comfortable to keep your residence that warm in the winter, consider purchasing a heat lamp to use on the plants.
If you are seeking an inexpensive and pleasurable way to make compost you should use fruit peels and scraps. By using these natural bits of food, you can make virtually cost-free organic compost that will leave your plants healthy and beautiful.
Green Plant Material
The compost pile should include equal parts of dried material and green plant material. Green plant material includes grass clippings, spent flowers, vegetable and fruit waste, weeds and leaves. Dried plant material consists of sawdust, shredded paper, cardboard, straw, and cut-up and dried wood material. Do not include charcoal, ashes, meat, carnivorous animal manure or diseased plants.
Find out the best time to water your garden. One way to ensure this is to use a soaker hose. They have the ability to water just the plant’s base, solving the problem of moisture loss due to evaporation. You should water your plants in the morning.
In order to construct your raised beds, make use of untreated brick, stone, wood and other materials. Be sure that any wood you use isn’t chemically treated, and will be able to resist rot naturally. The most popular options for this type of project are cypress, locust and cedar woods. If you use your garden to grow vegetables, avoid using wood that has been treated with chemicals. These toxic chemicals may seep into the soil, damaging your crops. In the event your vegetable garden already has treated wood as part of its enclosure, consider replacing it, or painting it, or wrapping the treated wood in some protective covering. Keep in mind that if any of the untreated wood is below the ground, you should dig it up to make sure that you completely protect your vegetable garden from the chemicals in the treated wood.
Stop buying inferior produce. Apply what you’ve learned in this article today, and start growing your own produce