No doubt you are familiar with organic foods, or at least know what they are. Distinguishing which foods are organic is really quite simple. Organic items usually cost more and are packaged differently. Keep reading to learn how you can grow organic produce from the comfort of your own home.
Sod should be laid correctly. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Eradicate any weeds and work the soil until it is very fine. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. Make sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Lay the sod in rows, and make sure the joints do not overlap. You want the sod to end up as a flat and even surface. If there are any gaps in between the sod pieces, then you can fill these in with some soil. According to your climate, you will likely need to water the new sod daily over a period of a couple of weeks. This will insure proper root formation and establishment.
There are grass varieties, such as wheat grass or catnip, that will give your feline something to nibble on besides your garden. You could also repel your pet by planting rosemary or placing citrus fruit peels around your garden.
Coffee grounds can be used to amend soils that are high in alkaline. The coffee grounds are an inexpensive way to give some acid back to the dirt. This can help your veggies and greens look more vibrant and taste better!
To help young plants, try pouring boiling water on top of nearby weeds. This is a safe way to eliminate weeds, as this will not damage the soil. Just pour out the water on the weeds being careful to avoid any nearby plants. Boiling water kills weeds by destroying their roots. Weeds won’t be able to survive, never mind grow, with damaged weeds.
When growing a vegetable garden it can be hard to control pests. Avoid spraying harsh chemicals on fruits and vegetables destined for your table. Frequently check your garden for pests. When you are vigilant, you can simply remove the pests from your plants manually as soon as you notice them. Early detection is the best solution to ridding your garden of pests.
To give them a boost, pour out any leftover water from steaming or boiling vegetables on the plants or soil around them. You may fertilize the soil with tea or coffee for plants that favor acidic environments, like rhododendrons and gardenias. If fungus is an issue, Chamomile tea sprinkled on the plant may be effective.
It’s simple to quickly prepare your soil for the planting of a perennial garden. Use a spade to dig up some soil, flip the soil over, and finally, sprinkle around 3-4 inches of wood chips on the soil. Let the area have about two weeks, then dig it and plan the new perennials.
Use about two to three inches of organic material as mulch in all of your flower beds. This will help to inhibit weed growth, helps to lock in moisture, and adds needed nutrients to your organic garden. It will also increase the visual appeal of the flower beds.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.