Many people dream of having their own organic garden, but how many actually get around to doing it? It seems like it would be complicated and a lot of of work to a novice. They are intimidated but don’t need to be. The following article will give you some techniques that can be used to help you start growing your own organic garden.
Transform your gardening tool handles into clever measurement rulers. Tools that can be used for more than one task are quite handy to own. Measure the handles with a tape measure laid out in the floor. A permanent marker can be used to label distances. When the need arises to measure something while in your garden, the measuring tool you need will literally be “on hand,” sketched into the handles of your tools.
When fall is here, you need to plant autumn edibles. Rather than using clay pots or planters for your lettuce and kale, plant them in a pumpkin! Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. When you finish this, you can plant!
Try growing some cat grass or wheat grass in the vicinity of the plants that your cat likes to eat. In addition, you could put an item on the soil’s top around the plants which has a smell that cats hate, such as citrus peel or mothballs.
When you go to mow your lawn, make sure you don’t mow it too closely to the ground. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant. If you keep your lawn too short, the roots will not go deep enough to survive in case of a heat wave.
If a test indicates that your soil is very alkaline, you can mix the dirt with used coffee grounds. This is a simple way to replenish your soil with acid. You will notice that your vegetables and greens will have a stronger taste.
Keep your fragile shrubs protected from the winter weather. If you’ve got tender shrubs which are potted, you need to protect them from cold weather. With a sheet or blanket, you want to loosely cover the wigwam after you tie the tops of the canes together. When you do this you allow air to flow and circulate which can actually prevent rotting, this method is great and better than just wrapping your plant in some plastic.
Do you enjoy fresh mint leaves though hate how they grow so fast and take over your entire garden? Rein their growth; you can do this simply by planting mint inside a larger garden container or pot. Plant the container in the ground, but its walls will hold those roots captive, and will prevent the plant from engulfing your garden!
Now that you’ve read the information in this article, you should be confident in getting started with your own garden. Put this information to work for you in your organic garden and soon your kitchen will have an abundance of fresh, all natural and delicious produce.