The rewards of an organic garden to your health and eating pleasure are innumerable. Growing an organic garden does take some planning, though. This probably has you wondering where to start your own garden.
Put down sod correctly. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Pull all the weeds and loosen the soil so the new roots can take easily. Flatten your soil and make it slightly compact. The soil should be adequately moistened. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. Press the sod down firmly so that the surface is flat and even. If there are gaps remaining, fill them with a bit of soil. Keep the sod moist and avoid walking on it until it is well-rooted, usually two to three weeks.
Gradually acclimate plants to temperature changes and conditions, if you want to avoid shocking them. Start by placing your plants outside for a few hours only. As time goes by, slowly increase the time they spent outdoors. When the week is done, your plants will be ready for the big move without any problems.
Your tool handles can easily be used as handy rulers. Tools with long handles, such as shovels, hoes and rakes can be made into measuring sticks. Place the handles on the floor, then set a measuring tape alongside them. Have a marker handy, and mark the distance with it. This modified ruler will serve you well as you begin working in your garden.
Use climbers to cover walls and fences. These versatile plants can grow over fences to enhance the fence’s appearance. Often, climbers grow quickly, so you’ll get the effect you want by the time the season changes. They can cover an arbor, or grow through trees and shrubs. Some varieties of these plants will have to be tethered to some sort of support, but other varieties will be able to attach to the medium they are climbing. If you’re looking for the most reliable varieties available, choose from clematis, wisteria, and climbing roses.
Prepare your seeds by soaking them in a dark environment. Use a small container filled with water to nearly the top and place several seeds in it. This will give your seeds a healthy head start in the growth process. The seeds will then have a greater chance at lasting and blossoming.
If your soil has a problem with high alkaline levels, mixing in some coffee grounds that have been used is a great solution. Basically, the grounds resupply the soil with acid. This is one of the most inexpensive ways to achieve this result. This simple act can lead to vegetables that taste better and look more appealing.
So, as you have seen, it is true that organic gardening requires research, work, and effort to start growing your own organic plants. It is also important to understand that positive results require continued work; your efforts will not be a one time only thing. By using the above tips, you will have a marvelous organic garden in no time.