Organically grown produce is superior to the produce found in local supermarkets, and is also tasty and healthy for your body. Instead of buying from stores, why not grow your own? Keep reading to learn how you can grow an organic garden, right in your home.
It can be very hard to shovel clay soil, especially when it sticks to your shovel as you are working. To make the clay soft so you aren’t working as hard, take floor or car wax and rub a light coat on the surface of the shovel using a clean cloth, then buff the surface. This will both make the clay fall off of the surface, and prevent the surface from rusting.
Utilize your garden tool handles as convenient makeshift rulers. You can use larger tools, like rakes, as measuring sticks. Lay the handles of said tools on the ground where it is flat and there is no interference, such as gravel, and stretch a measuring tape along one side. A permanent marker can be used to label distances. This modified ruler will serve you well as you begin working in your garden.
If you want the best results, you need to choose the right soil. You should choose your soil depending on the plants that you are going to plant. You may also be able to design an artificial area that contains one type of dirt.
The approach of fall means you need to start planting autumn goodies. Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. You simply need to cut off the top, scoop out the guts, and spray your pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf. You can start planting now.
In a place that’s dark, pre-soak the seeds. Place some seeds in your smaller pots and add water almost to the brim. This will keep seeds hydrated and help them to grow faster. This increases the chances of survival for the seeds.
Try growing wheat grass or cat grass in the area of the plants your cat wants to eat. You can also put something on top of the soil around the plants that has an offensive smell to cats, such as mothballs or citrus peel.
A set of knee pads are a life saver if you’re an avid gardener and a lot of your plants sit close to the ground. Gardening can really put a lot of pressure on your knees that will leave you cramped and uncomfortable. A pair of good gardening knee pads can cushion your knees for more comfort.
All of your vegetable plants should have approximately two inches, just outside the stem, of organic mulch placed around them. The mulch help keeps the soil that is around the plants much more moist for much longer. It also prevents weed growth. Every gardener can appreciate pulling fewer weeds.
There is no need to buy produce of lesser quality. Apply what you’ve learned in this article today, and start growing your own produce.