You probably know quite a bit about organic foods, whether you have read about them, or noticed them at your local supermarket. You may not always know which fruits or vegetables are really organic without looking at the packaging or prices. It’s usually easy to identify them by the higher price tag and organic labels. Keep reading for information to help you start producing organic produce right in your own yard.
Start your plants in containers, and then transplant the seedlings into the garden later on. Doing this will increase the survival rate of all your outdoor plants. This is also a good way to tighten up your planting schedule. Your next crop of seedlings will be started and ready to be planted immediately after you remove your last crop from the garden.
If you have planted vegetables within your garden, make sure that they are getting at least six hours of sunlight each day. Almost all vegetables need this much sunlight, so that they can grow correctly and in a shorter amount of time. This is the same for many varieties of flowers.
If your soil has a problem with high alkaline levels, mixing in some coffee grounds that have been used is a great solution. Coffee grounds contain plenty of acid to get the soil back to a good balance. This solution will make the vegetables you grow healthier and more flavorful.
Do you enjoy fresh mint, but don’t like how they engulf your garden in their growth? Instead of planting mint in your garden, keep it in a large container or pot to prevent it from spreading. Then, you can plant the container into the ground. However, the container walls will keep the roots held, and prevent the plant from consuming too much of your garden space.
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.