Organic gardening can yield many healthy benefits, but figuring out how to prepare it properly can be a challenge. There are a multitude of seeds and starter plants available. The following tips will ensure that you have what you require in order to grow your very own organic garden.
Get your children interested in helping with your organic garden. Growing a garden is a great way to teach your children about nature while allowing you to have time to bond with them.
Work properly in your garden. Have your tools laid out in an orderly way so you do not have to search for them. Before you start work in the garden, make sure you have the necessary tools, and always remember to put them away when you are finished. You can keep your garden tools in a tool belt, or in your pockets. Another good idea is to keep them all in a bucket that you carry around with you.
Put coffee ground into your soil. Coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen, an essential nutrient for plant growth. Your plants will really bloom if they get the nitrogen they need from coffee grounds or compost or diluted urea.
Include both green and dry plant refuse in your compost. Green plant material consists of spent flowers, veggie and fruit waste, leaves, weeds, and grass clippings. Dried materials are things like hay, wood shavings, cardboard and paper. Your compost pile should never contain meat, ashes or charcoal.
A rule of thumb for when you are planting seeds in containers is to make the hole depth around three times larger than the seed itself. You should know that certain seeds need not be covered, because they need the sunlight. Petunias and ageratum are two examples of seeds that require sunlight. The directions for how to handle the seeds will usually be found on the seed’s package. You can also find this information online.
Starting an organic garden helps make your diet better, and understanding the different options for your garden can help you be even more successful. Using the above advice is a great starting point for a successful organic garden.