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Simple Things All Organic Gardeners Should Know


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Simple Things All Organic Gardeners Should Know

  1. 1. Simple Things All Organic Gardeners Should KnowOrganic gardening presents special challenges to overcome. If you decide to go the naturalroute, you may have to know about things like the pH balance of soil and natural bug-fightingconcoctions. Organic gardening can be quite challenging for anyone with limited experience.The article can assist you in growing organic produce like a pro.Making your own compost is a great way of obtaining fertilizer. A worm composting bin isvery efficient and fun. Put dirt, kitchen scraps, newspaper, and red wiggler worms together ina bin to make some fresh compost.You can make organic gardening much easier. Use native grass, plants and bushes. Plantsthat are adapted to your regions climate, soil type and surrounding ecosystem thrive withoutthe need for expensive fertilizers or insecticides. Plants that are native will work with acompost that is made of native ingredients.Your children can help you with your garden. Growing a garden offers a unique learningexperience, and you and your child can grow closer while growing healthy food for yourfamily.Protect your plants during cold weather by covering them with a homemade tent. You canuse some old bean poles to stick to the end of the beds. Place a sheet over the poles andkeep them down with bricks or rocks. This tent is easy to make, but offers effective winterprotection for tender crops.Use fruit peelings and scraps of fruit and vegetable waste to create your own compost.These items will decompose and create a rich compost your plants will benefit for at no cost.A good general rule when planting your seeds into containers is that the depth of the plantingshould be about three times the size of the seed. Certain seeds are an exception to that rule,since they require sunlight to germinate, so they should be barely covered or not at all. Somecommon examples include ageratum and petunias. Read the instructions that came with theseeds, and do some research on the Internet to find out the sunlight that your seeds need.A great method to deter bugs in any organic garden is by planting garlic in several areas.Garlic functions as a repellent for many insects. Try to plant the garlic near other plants thatattract the most garden pests. An added benefit to planting garlic for pest control is that thepesticide is edible.When you are doing work in your garden, be efficient. Have your tools laid out in an orderlyway so you do not have to search for them. You can prepare what you need beforehand,keep it all handy in a toolbox or a shed, and you will be ready to work in your garden at amoments notice. You can use a tool belt, or you may want to wear pants with extra pockets.
  2. 2. Keep slugs out of your organic garden naturally, using a beer trap. Bury a jar in the gardenwith its mouth open and level to the ground. Now, fill the jar with beer to approximately aninch below the lip. Beer is especially attractive to slugs; they will lured to it and trapped.You can create an excellent organic pesticide by mixing any member of the onion genus withwater. Mix some garlic and onions with water for a natural pest deterrent.Now, you shouldnt get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you intoan instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do planto grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, youll be a professionalgreen-thumb-holder in no time.Organic Gardening Tips And Tricks For Your Garden