Organic gardening is an interesting hobby of great patience and helps you get in touch with nature. This hobby can help you grow food that is healthy and pesticide free. Easier said than done, correct? Read the tips below to see what you need to start gardening like a pro.
Your children will enjoy the experience of working with you in the organic gardening endeavors. A garden can be a great learning experience for your children, and will give you an opportunity to bond with them while you produce healthy food.
Plant ever-bearing strawberries for your children. Children will be much more willing to eat other foods you’ve planted as well.
Try using aspirin in the water for fighting plant diseases. Dissolve three aspirin per gallon of water for a plant disease fighting solution. You simply have to spray this on them to fight disease. Try spraying your plants with this around every three week period.
This also make your flower beds a more aesthetic aspect.
Pine can be a great organic mulch. Cover the surface of the ground with a two-inch layer of the pine needles; as the needles break down, and they will disperse acidity to the soil below as they decompose.
Use a laundry basket to collect produce from your garden. The laundry basket can be used as a perfect strainer for your produce.
Your compost pile should contain green plant materials and dried ones in equal amounts. Green plant material can include old flowers, fruit waste, spent flowers, grass clippings, and leaves. Dried plant material includes straw, sawdust, cardboard, cardboard, and any cut up wood materials. Avoid ashes, meat, diseased plants and meat-eating animal manure.