You know about how useful compost is when it comes to growing an organic garden, but do you know what it is actually comprised of? It is made of things such as wood chips, lawn cuttings, fallen leaves, bits of produce, straw and other yard waste that has started to decompose. Compost adds nutrients to your soil without the dangers of commercial fertilizers.
Keep your garden tools close at hand to make the most of your gardening time. You could do this by using a big bucket, or just wear old pants that have some deep pockets. You should always have your gloves, pruning shears and a trowel close to you.
When planting seeds in containers, remember that the planting depth should be around three times bigger than the seed size. It is important to note though, that not all seeds are covered to this depth, as some need direct sunlight to grow properly. Two of the common examples are petunias and ageratum. If you do now know how to plant your seed, consult the information that came with the seed when you bought it or check online for helpful information.
Coffee grounds are good for your soil. The grounds contain essential nitrogen, which will benefit your plants in many ways. Using coffee grounds or any other source of nitrogen contributes to the growth of taller, fuller blooms.
Be sure that holes you dig for planting trees and shrubbery are ragged around the edges. If the hole that you create for them has any “glazed” sides that were caused by a shovel, then it may restrict the root from penetrating into the nearby soil.
Be specific about what you would like to grow in your organic garden. Many garden plants come in a wide range of varieties, and these varieties can often have quite different care requirements. For instance, there are many different varieties of roses. However, only some will grow properly in you garden. Make sure that you find varieties that fit into your gardening situation.
Stop purchasing pesticide sprayed, genetically modified produce. Use the suggestions outlined above to help you start growing your very own fruits and veggies today.
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