The organic garden needs care, so it is important that you devote enough time to this area. In order to get good results in an organic garden, you need to use smart gardening techniques. Doing so will increase both the quantity and the quality of the produce you grow in your organic garden. Utilize these tips to create a garden that stands out as an organic mecca of beauty.
It is easy to set up a perennial garden by following these simple instructions. Cut underneath the turf, then flip it. Next, use wood chips to cover the area. Let this set for a few weeks before you plant your perennials.
Try using untreated stone, brick, or wood to create a raised bed. Any wood you use needs to be untreated and resistant to rot. Cypress, locust and cedar are all great examples of what woods to use when building a raised bed. Avoid using treated wood in an organic vegetable garden. The chemicals in the wood can leak into the soil, and eventually into the plants. If you have to use treated wood, you should line it with a bit of plastic to create a barrier.
It’s simple to lay a new perennial bed. Simply use a spade or small shovel to get under the grass or turf and flip it over. Then, using wood chips, cover the area to a depth of three or four inches. Give the area a couple of weeks, then dig into it and plant your new perennials.
Compost is extremely helpful in a garden, but what is in it? Good compost is a combination of grass clippings, produce scraps, leaves, straw and wood chips or small twigs that has broken down into “pseudo-soil.” Make some compost, and start using that rather than costly commercial fertilizers.
As you can see from the previous list of tips, organic gardening can really make a difference in the freshness and nutrients of your produce. An organic garden is a ton of work to make successful but well worth the effort