Working Your Soil So You Can Grow Healthy Plants

 

 

Organic gardening is a goal many people have but never actually try to accomplish. Fear of failure, given the great care and consideration that must go into it, often scare people away. Read this article for some tips and tricks you can use to break this challenge down into something you can handle and even enjoy.

You will need to properly lay sod. The soil requires preparation before sod can be laid. Take out any weeds, then mix up the soil into a tilth that is fine. Using a light but firm touch, compact the soil until it is flat. Make sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Sod should be placed in rows that are staggered, where the joints connect to offset each other. Tamp down the sod so it has a flat and even surface, then using some extra soil, fill the gaps between. You will have to water the sod every day for 2 weeks, and then it should be firmly rooted to the ground, and able to be walked on.

Your tool handles can double as measuring sticks. Tools that have long handles such as rakes, hoes and shovels can be used in place of a measuring stick. Place the handles on the floor, then set a measuring tape alongside them. With a permanent marker, note pertinent measurements on the tool handle. Now when you go garden the next time, you’ll have a giant ruler at your command.

It’s sometimes possible to save certain plants from winter cold by bringing them inside. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Carefully dig around the rootball and replant in an appropriate pot.

Make sure you remove the weeds from your garden! Weeds can take over a healthy garden faster than you think. To help you do this, you may want to consider using white vinegar. White vinegar can kill weeds! Mix white vinegar and water into a spray bottle instead of pulling the weeds by hand.

Cooling weather of early fall signals the opportune time to plant seasonal edibles. This time, use a pumpkin for the container for your lettuce and kale, instead of plain clay pots. First, cut out the pumpkin’s top layer and remove the seeds. Then, spray some Wilt-Pruf on the insides to prevent the rot that would follow otherwise. After this is completed, it is time to plant!

By using the following tips in the above article, you will find organic gardening to be simple. Incorporate the knowledge you have gained here and apply it to your own garden, and soon you will have a kitchen filled with delicious meals.