Growing Crops Organically
Many farmers and gardeners tend to avoid growing organically because they are afraid that disease and bugs will plague their crops. Fact is, you have no need to add any substances to help your garden to grow vibrantly and safely. Read the tips in this article about organic gardening to learn how to grow plants the natural way.
If you have a problem with slugs in your garden, you can use leftover coffee grounds to repel them. Simply sprinkle the coffee grounds on your soil at the base of the plants or use your left-over coffee to spray the bugs directly from a spray bottle.
Instead of buying a garden cover to cover your plants in the winter, consider using some of your old blankets. If you don’t have any old blankets sitting around, you can find some cheap ones at a thrift store. Support the blankets over your plants by using a tomato cage. To hold the blankets down, you can use garden rocks or individual bricks. This will ensure your plants stay covered well.
When your seeds start to sprout indoors, you need to make sure they have enough light. You can either put them in a greenhouse or move them close to a sunny window. If you are unable to do this, put them under fluorescent lighting. Keep in mind that your plants require around 16 hours a day of light.
A soaker hose is the best way to water any garden. They help to conserve water by directing it where it needs to go, into the soil, rather than into the air and on the leaves. This is also a great way to help prevent fungal growth around the plants.
When it comes to weed control in your organic garden, you will likely face more challenges than someone with a conventional garden would by using chemical herbicides. Using mulch is one of the best ways for you to control weeds without turning to the use of chemicals. You can make your own mulch with grass clippings and tree trimmings and spread it evenly around your plants at about 3 inches deep. This will help prevent the weeds from germination and growth.
Organic gardening is not as hard as many people think it is, whether you were growing vegetables or flowers. You just need to have the right information to ensure that your plants get what they need to be healthy and strong.