Anyone can enjoy the relaxation and fruitful benefits of cultivating their own organic garden. But for someone just starting out it can seem very overwhelming. Even a little bit intimidating. The question is, what can a beginner do to become knowledgeable on organic horticulture? Well, read the following tips.
Don't improperly lay your new sod. Your soil should be prepared before you lay the sod. Take out any weeds, then mix up the soil into a tilth that's fine. When the soil is clean, pack it tightly and create a flat surface. Thoroughly water the soil. Lay the sod in straight rows, ensuring the seams meet perfectly. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. Sod must be watered every day for about two weeks. Then it'll have rooted and be completely ready to be walked on.
Your plants need to adapt and must be gradually introduced to changes in temperature or condition. You need to give them about an hour of sunlight during the first day. Over the week, try gradually increasing the time they’re left outside. The plants should be prepared to move outside permanently at the end of this week.
Use proper soil for the best results. Depending on the type of plants you desire in your garden, your natural soil may or may not be appropriate. You can also make an artificial plot with just one type of soil.
Make sure your soil is healthy enough before you start planting anything. Have a soil analysis completed so you can know what you need to add to have soil which will fully support your garden. A Cooperative Extension office can provide you with this service, saving you learning on your own by trial and error.
Make sure to pre-soak seeds, preferably in a dark location. Place a couple of seeds in a tiny container. Fill it with water nearly to the top. This way, your seeds are well-hydrated and can start growing with a head start. This way, the seeds will have a much better shot at survival once they're planted.
Now that you've read this article, you know why organic horticulture is such a fun activity. Properly growing your garden can involve serious relaxation and even some fun. These tips will help you get your organic garden started.