Use an old laundry basket to bring your fresh produce in from the garden. This will be like a strainer for all your produce. The produce can be rinsed off as it sits in the laundry basket, and extra water will drain out through the sides.
Consider planting strawberries, especially ones that are everbearing, for your garden if you have small children. You will find that they enjoy participating in gardening if they are allowed to pluck the fresh berries and eat them straight from the earth.
Slugs are a nuisance that can be easily remedied with the use of an organic beer tramp. Bury a glass jar in your garden so that its open mouth is level with the top of the soil. Pour beer into the jar until it is an inch from the top. Slugs are attracted by the beer and won’t be able to exit the jar once they enter.
Plant trees so they can shade your home. If you plant your trees in the correct locations, you can save money on your heating and cooling bills, as they will provide a block from chilly winter wind, and cooling shade in the summer.
Make the most of the time spent in your garden. Have your tools laid out in an orderly way so you do not have to search for them. Prepare them all ahead of time and have them handy before you need to garden, and then put them back in their place when done. If needed, purchase a tool belt or heavy duty pants with plenty of pockets.
The optimal amount of organic mulch to use in your flower beds is 2-3 inches. Covering the beds with mulch serves multiple purposes; it helps the flowers by retaining moisture and adding nutrients, and it discourages the growth of unwanted plants. You will also have a gorgeous and finished organic flower bed.
For the best results when gardening, the hole you dig for your plants should be very rustic; think jagged, rough and unappealing. If your hole has several “glazed” sides created by the shovel, it could keep roots from penetrating the soil nearby.
Many people try to garden, but if you do not know what you are doing, you will not see the best results. Try using these organic tips.
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