It can be a bit tricky at times but don’t let that deter you; when you grow your own organic garden, you create healthy products for you to eat. Organic gardening also involves choosing from a large variety of different seeds as well. The following article will provide you with advice that will help you create your dream organic garden.
Put sod down the right way. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. Lightly, but firmly compact the soil, making sure it is flat. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Staggered rows with offset joints is the best way for the sod to be laid out. Make sure that the sod forms an even, flat surface, and if you have any gaps show between the sod, fill them with a little bit of soil. You will have to water the sod every day for 2 weeks, and then it should be firmly rooted to the ground, and able to be walked on.
Clay is difficult to dig through with a shovel, as it is sticky and compact. Use a thin coat of floor or car wax on your shovel, then buff it with a nice clean cloth to make dealing with clay soil easier. The wax prevents the clay from sticking to the shovel, and stops rust from forming.
Choose perennials that slugs are not attracted to. If slugs or snails find their favorite perennials in your garden, they’ll snack all night. When you wake up in the morning, there will be very little left of your plants. These pests are especially attracted to tender sprouts and to delicate, soft leaves. Perennials with hairy leaves or bitter taste are unattractive to snails and slugs, keeping them safe from harm. Some varieties of these plants are campanula, helleborus, heuchera, or euphorbia.
Plants need C02 for maximum growth. Plants are more likely to thrive in environments where high levels of CO2 are present. A greenhouse can concentrate the levels of CO2. For the best growing conditions you should keep the CO2 levels high.
When you are tending your garden in the fall, be on the alert for stink bugs. They like beans, peppers, tomatoes and many fruits. If kept unchecked they can certainly do a ton of a damage to your garden so you should do what you need to to reduce their population.
Be sure to do some weeding on a regular basis. Weeds can destroy a once promising garden and take away all its potential. To help you do this, you may want to consider using white vinegar. Weeds can be killed by white vinegar! Keep a solution of vinegar diluted with water on hand to spray on weeds.
Allow enough room between plants for air to circulate, so that plants do not stay too wet. If your plants are moist, this can attract disease and parasites. Fungi commonly afflict a number of plants. Proactively treat fungi through the use of fungicidal sprays and treatments.
Starting an organic garden helps make your diet better, and understanding the different options for your garden can help you be even more successful. If you use the advice from this guide, you will have a healthy, lush garden in no time at all.