Your tool handles can easily be used as handy rulers. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, shovels or hoes can work as great measuring sticks. Put the handles down and measure them with a measuring tape. Then, with a permanent marker, you want to label distances. When the need arises to measure something while in your garden, the measuring tool you need will literally be “on hand,” sketched into the handles of your tools.
Take the time to research the variety of all-natural methods that can hep your organic garden flourish. Just learn some techniques, and put the ones that resonate with you into practice.
Let your new seeds soak in a dark spot overnight. Take 3-4 seeds, put them in a small jar or container, and cover them with water. The water will hydrate the sends, giving them a head start once you plant them. This increases the chances of survival for the seeds.
When laying sod, it is important that you do it correctly. Before laying the sod, the soil must be prepared. Get rid of weeds and tilth the soil finely. Lightly, but firmly compact the soil, making sure it is flat. Gently sprinkle water on the soil until you are certain that it is thoroughly moistened. Sod should be placed in rows that are staggered, where the joints connect to offset each other. Make sure the sod is firmly placed to ensure a surface that is sufficiently flat and even. Also, make sure to use soil to fill the areas where there are gaps in the sod. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
Many people delight in the taste of fresh mint leaves, but become frustrated when the plant spreads wildly. You can slow down this growth by planting them inside a pot or container! You can bury the container so the top is flush with the ground if desired, but the container’s walls will prevent the roots from spreading so that the plant won’t take over your entire garden.
Make sure your soil is healthy enough before you start planting anything. You can actually get an analysis of soil for a little fee, and with the report you get back you can figure out how to create a vibrant garden by enriching it properly. It is worth having this information so that crops do not get ruined. Most Cooperative Extension offices provide this service.
You don’t want to pick vegetables during the day when it is hot, as that is when they are prone to damage due to them being softer. Twisting could cause plant damage, so ensure that produce is removed by cutting only.
Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. You could also repel your pet by planting rosemary or placing citrus fruit peels around your garden.
If you’re planning on gardening inside, the first thing you should consider is an adequate light source. Ideally, these plants should be kept in a room that offers natural light from a window or glass door. If this is not an option, or you have your heart set on a particular type of plant, consider adding additional growing lights instead.
Tender deciduous shrubs are very fragile, so protect them. Shrubs in pots especially need special care in the colder weather. Fasten the tops of the canes together, and cover this wigwam loosely with a cloth. Covering your foliage in plastic will let the air in – and may lead to decay.
As a good general practice, you should make sure to plant your seeds three seed-widths deep into their containers. However, it is important to understand that some seeds require sunlight and should never be covered. This is true of popular flowers like petunias and zinnias. If you are unsure about your seed’s requirements for sunlight, the resources are often provided along with the seeds, or you can find out online.
Anyone can plant a garden, but only those with the proper knowledge will receive the most out of their crop. Use the tips provided here for organic gardening.
In order to construct your raised beds, make use of untreated brick, stone, wood and other materials. If you are to use wood, you should make sure that the wood is not treated and is also naturally rot resistant. Several species of trees yield suitable wood. Locust, cypress, and cedar are among the more commonly used rot resitent woods. Consider the chemicals that will leach out of the wood before choosing anything that has been treated. Remember the affect that such chemicals will have on your plants and soil. If you already have treated lumber in use, line it with some plastic and replace the soil near it.