A green thumb and a great deal of patience is needed to take on the hobby of organic gardening. It is a good way to grow healthy fresh foods in an environmentally friendly, chemical-free way. However, organic gardening can seem quite daunting, especially if you do not possess the proverbial green thumb. If you want to have the most professional gardening skills you can, read the tips in this article.
Try using untreated stone, brick, or wood to create a raised bed. If you choose wood, it needs to be naturally rot resistant and untreated. Some good woods are locust, cedar and cypress. Treated wood can leach chemicals into any soil it rests against, so don’t use it in a garden with vegetables. 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.
When the time comes to harvest your produce, collect it using an old laundry basket. This will be like a strainer for all your produce. Rinse the produce while it sits in the basket, the extra water will go through the holes in the basket.
Make sure you consider adequate spacing when planting your garden, so that each plant is given room enough to grow and flourish. People often underestimate how much space plants will need when once they’re grown. Plants don’t just need enough space for their physical size; they also need enough space for the air in your garden to circulate properly. If necessary, use a ruler to measure the distance between each plant.
To succeed at a nature based hobby like organic gardening, you need a little hard work and a whole lot of patience. This hobby makes good use of your land to produce tasty vegetables and fruits. This article is full of advice that you can use, along with a little old-fashioned hard work, to get off to a great start in organic gardening