When it is harvest time, use a laundry basket. This type of basket can double as a large colander for the fruits and vegetables you pick. After you have rinsed your produce in the laundry basket, the water will just drain right out the sides.
A good spray to use on your organic garden is chives, onion, and garlic in water. You can make this organic spray by finely chopping chives, onions or peeled garlic, and adding them to half a cup of water. After steeping for a little while, strain the water into a spray bottle.
Spray your garden plants with a mixture of one part milk and six parts water, on a regular basis. This can prevent any powdery mildew that may ruin your plants. You can even mix it up ahead of time and keep it in your fridge for up to 21 days. It’s safe for daily use until you have the mildew under control.
When it comes to an organic garden, the types of plants able to grow naturally are virtually endless. Mulch is a must-have for plants that require acidic conditions. During the fall months, use pine needles to mulch around these plants. When pine needles break down, they fortify the soil with their natural acids.
Pine needles make a great organic mulch. Some plants have a naturally high acidic level, and therefore like acidic soil. If you have some of these plants, then pine needles are an easy way to add acid to their bed. Covering your plant beds with a layer of pine needles will allow the pine needles to disperse their acidic nutrients into the soil for your plants.
Organic gardening may come across like a newer fad, but it existed before all the chemicals were made for the garden, so it’s a trusted method. Native Americans would plant their crops along with a fish to fertilize the ground. One easy way to get fertilizer for an organic garden is to create a compost pile. This helps to recycle, cut down on your trash output and increase your garden produce.
Do not buy bad produce! You can grow your own vegetables and fruits in your organic garden.
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