Many people select organic horticulture to avoid using pesticides or commercial fertilizers on their garden for fear of long-term damage to their health and the environment. Additionally, most organic gardening techniques cost very little money. Here are some fundamental tips to get you well on your way to being a successful organic gardener.
Make sure your soil is healthy enough before you start planting anything. You can do a soil sample analysis for an affordable fee and then know what you need to properly treat your soil with so you can grow the best plants. It can avoid ruined vegetables and flowers. Check with places, such as a cooperative extension department to see where you can obtain the analysis.
For proper optimum growth, plants require sufficient amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). Typically, the higher the levels of carbon dioxide present in a plant’s environment, the better it'll grow. Growing plants in a greenhouse is the best way to contain CO2 for use by your plants. A greenhouse will help maintain a high level of CO2 and cause the plants to grow faster.
To save your knees from the wear and tear of gardening, invest in some knee pads if your garden includes a lot of low-growth plants. Kneeling on the ground as you garden will eventually cause serious discomfort for your knees. Cushion your knees with a pair of gardening knee pads.
A good green garden should start from seeds and not plants. The environmentally conscious way to start a new garden is to start with seeds. Most nurseries use plastic containers to grow seedling. This plastic is seldom recycled. Most is dumped in landfills. Be kind to the environment and start your garden with seeds or purchase young plants from nurseries that use organic packaging materials.
When gardening outdoors, you must always wear sunscreen and appropriate attire. This will help to protect you from sun damage. Wear hats and sunglasses. Make use of sunscreen. Protecting yourself from the sun will lower the possibility of sunburn and skin cancer.
Take the necessary time when planting seeds. The first thing you should do before planting is moisturize the soil. Your seeds should be spaced out evenly so they aren’t overcrowded. This will ensure that they can grow. Multiply the size of each seed by three and bury the seed that deep. Be aware that some seeds need light to germinate and should be sown on top of the soil.
If you start implementing the organic gardening advice included in this article today, you can look forward to having a healthy, productive, toxic-free garden in the near future. When your garden is working with nature, you can also expect to see an increase in the amount of wildlife that inhabits your garden.