In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Take the proper approach to laying sod. Before the sod can be laid, you should prepare the soil. Remove weeds and break your soil until all the clumps are gone. Lightly, but firmly compact the soil, making sure it is flat. Thoroughly water the soil. The optimum layout of sod rows is to stagger them with offset joints. Tamp down the sod so it has a flat and even surface, then using some extra soil, fill the gaps between. The sod needs to be watered daily for two weeks, by which time it will be rooted and ready to walk on.
To achieve the best growing results, plants need sufficient carbon dioxide. More CO2 generally produces more luxurious plant growth. The best way to get a high level is to plant them in a greenhouse. If you have a greenhouse, keep CO2 levels high.
The approach of fall means you need to start planting autumn goodies. Why not plant lettuce and kale inside a hollowed-out pumpkin? To use the pumpkin as a planter, it is important to prevent it from rotting. To do this, you simply spray the entire inside and any edges with a gardening spray called Wilt-Pruf. This is done after you’ve opened the pumpkin at the top and removed the insides. Once you’ve done that, you can plant!
Sometimes the soil you want to use for your garden has a high alkaline content. Combine coffee grounds with the soil to reduce this. The coffee grounds provide a cheap way to re-supply needed acid to the dirt. The right soil will make your vegetables taste better and make your flowers more vibrant and aromatic.
Irises can be easily divided. You can increase the number of irises you have by splitting clumps that are overgrown. When the foliage dies it’s time to lift the bulbous irises out of the ground. The bulbs should split up normally in the hand, and should flower when replanted for the next year. Make use of a knife to split up rhizomes. Throw away the center after carefully cutting new sprouts from the exterior. Each piece should retain a minimum of one sturdy offshoot capable of spurting new growth. Set your cuttings into the ground right away.
With the above information in hand, you now know a little bit about what is needed to succeed as an organic gardener. Take the tips you have learned here and apply them to your efforts. Using this advice, you will find the best way to create your dream organic garden.