You would like to have a garden that uses organic methods to grow healthy plants. You’ve come to the right place! Keep reading for tips any beginner will find useful.
When mulching your flowerbed or garden, most people recommend adding about three inches of mulch. This will help your garden by adding nourishment to the soil, holding in moisture levels, inhibiting the growth of unsightly weeds, and creating a noticeably more professional look.
Using a large amount of mulch in your garden will save water. The more mulch you use, the less you need to water the plants. Mulch can be bought at stores, or can come from pine needles or other clippings from your yard. Make sure to use a large amount of mulch.
A terrific way to fertilize your plants in the garden is by creating compost of your own. You can do this easily by setting up a worm composting bin. Purchase red wriggler worms, then cultivate your compost bin with a combination of the worms, dirt, leftovers from your dinner table and shredded newsprint.
As you prepare to plant shrubs and trees in the organic garden, make sure your holes are rough, not smooth. If the hole that you create for them has any “glazed” sides that were caused by a shovel, then it may restrict the root from penetrating into the nearby soil.
Allow your children to actively participate in planting your organic garden. A garden can provide a wonderful learning experience for children, and will give you an opportunity to bond with them while you produce healthy food.
Hopefully these tips have helped to prepare you for having an organic garden. Even veteran organic gardeners might have learned a thing or two. The above tips should help you begin growing an organic garden that is beautiful and healthy.