Organic gardening is capable of not only bringing about relaxation, but also headaches as well. The following suggestions will guide you on how to be a very successful organic gardener.
If you are a fan of organic, sustainable gardening methods, consider leaving part of your backyard untouched so that natural plants and wildlife can flourish in the area. One side effect of this is that where animals thrive, so do birds and insects that help nurture and pollinate plants, which will increase the quality of your garden.
It never hurts to keep a few bags around the house to protect your floors from dirty gardening shoes. Doing this prevents lengthy work interruptions, and allows you to finish the job quickly.
Don’t let your organic gardening tasks stack up for very long. If you’re too busy to do all those little things each day, there are some small steps you can take to not have all that work build up on you. For example, if you are playing in the yard with your child, take a few moments to pull some weeds as well.
When you plant the seeds in containers, be sure the planting’s depth is three times bigger than the seed. However, some seeds do not need to be covered, they need the sunlight. Ageratum and petunias are two examples of seeds that should not be planted deeply. When in doubt about whether a seed requires direct sun exposure, you can find lots of information online or on the seed packaging itself.
Lightly ruffle your seeds by hand or with cardboard, twice daily in your organic garden. Even though it sounds strange, it will help plants get bigger.
Organic gardening is far more complex than it seems. Your hard work will pay off once your garden grows and you can eat healthy vegetables. The groundwork of information contained in this article should get you off to a good start.