Organic gardening can encompass a lot of techniques, depending upon whom you ask or talk to about it. You know that it’s the kind of care and attention that you give the plants that help them grow, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t improve your technique. Here at Todd’s Seeds, we have decades of experience and gardening is what we do. Please remember that you can always contact us for more information, or to help solving issues. We would also love it if you would give some of our heirloom seeds a try. Simply click a link on the right side to enter our seed store, and take a look around. Try using the tips below so you can learn how to grow an organic garden the best possible.
If you have a problem with cutworms, instead of using harsh chemicals to get rid of them try this easy and harmless technique instead. Place ice cream sticks at the base of the plant, right up against the stem. Cutworms have to completely encircle the stems to eat at them and the sticks prevents them from doing this. Toothpicks work well too. Also, you can label the ice cream sticks with the name of the plant.
There is rarely a more satisfying feeling than planting seeds and watching them grow. We understand that things do not alway go perfectly. There can be weather issues, insects to deal with, other pests like wild animals and make you want to pull your hair out. We’ve been there. We’ve seen it all. Having a good attitude is part of having a successful vegetable farm in your back yard.
Use a lot of water when mulching. Mulch is a very effective way to control weeds, and help your soil maintain moisture. hen you prepare the ground to be mulched, make sure you use plenty of water. Water thoroughly again after you apply the mulch. This will give it the best start.
Be sure to research what kind of plants you have in your organic garden and what types of plants you plan on adding. There are some types of flowers such as poinsettias, sweet peas, amaryllises, irises, and oleanders that are incredibly poisonous. Use caution when planting something in your garden.
There are a variety of ways to plant your seeds for perfect growth. If you like symmetry, grow a formal garden. These work better around a focal point such as a fountain, specimen tree, sculpture, or plant group.
Mix old or rotted food into your soil. Rotting food is just a sign that it’s decomposing due to the bacteria that breaks down the starches and fats in the food. The food that you don’t eat can provide your plants with a boost to their nutrition. Because the food is decomposing, the plants are even better equipped to strip vital nutrient it.
Plant your own seeds to guarantee organic produce. Sowing your own vegetable seeds gives you the comfort and assurance that your produce has been grown organically from seed to table. Choose plants that are easy to germinate such as broccoli, cabbage, basil and tomatoes. Find out the best time of the year to sprout your chosen produce.
Test your soil before starting your garden. A healthy soil is the primary ingredient in a healthy garden. If you start by testing your soil, you will know what nutrients it lacks, and also which nutrients are in over abundance. Once you find out where your soil stands, you can make natural modifications to help ensure a healthy start for your garden.
Organic gardening does have a lot of different techniques and approaches, but they all have the common goal of making something grow successfully. You can always improve upon your own techniques to grow better, healthier plants. Hopefully, these tips have given you some advice on how to do that.