Great Guide When It Comes To Organic Gardening
The effort and knowledge you put into your garden shows in the results, particularly when you are working with organic material. It presents the fact that you are concerned about your plants and you want them to thrive. This is a very good thing to do. Like any other skills you may have, these are able to be improved. There are tips below to help you with this.
A great first step to having a successful organic garden is to test the acidity of the soil in your garden. The ideal number is 6.5, if your soil is on the low end, it’s too acidic and if it’s on the high end it’s too alkaline. Neither of those situations lends itself to a successful garden. So by purchasing a soil testing kit before planting, you will assure yourself a beautiful organic garden in the summer.
As soon as your seeds start sprouting make sure they have enough light. Move your plants next to a sunny window or put them inside a greenhouse. If you cannot do this, use fluorescent lights. Remember that your plants need up to sixteen hours of light every day.
Your plants need to be fed properly as soon as they start sprouting leaves. If you did not use compost in your soil, you have to fertilize your plants. You can mix water with a liquid fish or sea weed solution and spray it on your plants, or add this mix to the water in which your trays and pots are bathing.
Make sure your seeds have enough room to grow. It is fine to have many seeds in one container before they sprout, but you will have to replant them as they grow. Use containers that are actually big enough for one plant, and avoid having more than one plant in each container.
An organic alternative to chemical fertilizer is compost. You can make your own compost by using fruits, vegetables and other organic wastes from your home. Compost gives your soil the nutrients it needs and improves its structure.
You probably already have the skills, the tools and the products needed to utilize the above tips to create your own thriving organic garden. This means you are adequately prepared and ready to start! The above tips were constructed to add to your personal organic gardening techniques, as you are never done learning. You have likely, however, learned at least one thing that will be well put to use in your garden.