Organic fruits and vegetables are both delicious and healthy, far surpassing normal supermarket produce. Instead of buying from stores, why not grow your own? Keep reading to learn how you can construct an organic garden of your own right in your house.
To keep your houseplants happy during the day, your thermostat should be set anywhere between 65 and 75 degrees. The plants need this temperature in order to effectively grow. If you don’t want your house to be really warm during the cold season, you could use a heat lamp on organic plants instead.
Keep your gardening tools close by to maximize gardening efficiency. You can make use of a bucket, or wear pants that have plenty of pockets. Have gloves, shears, a trowel, and anything else you need handy for quick use.
Take your seedlings and saplings to a cooler spot once they are established. Move your plants further away from your heat source as they grow. Make sure you remember to remove any plastic films that were on the plant containers to repel humidity and warmth. You should know when the right time is if you are keeping an eye on the seeds.
Work properly in your garden. Do not spend half an hour looking everywhere for a tool. Have all of the tools you will need for the day before you head out of your garden. When you are finished, put them away neatly for the next time. Invest in a tool belt or wear pants that have lots of pockets.
Put coffee ground into your soil. Coffee grounds add many nitrogenous nutrients to the soil that will benefit your plants. Generally, nitrogen is the limiting nutrient with any plant and having a good nitrogen source either by coffee grounds, compost or even diluted urea, will make your plants bloom faster and grow taller.
Make sure you consider adequate spacing when planting your garden so that each plant is given room enough to grow and flourish. You will most likely underestimate how much space plants will need as they grow. Plants need room for physical growth and for the air to circulate within the soil. Plan your garden accordingly, and make sure the right distance is between the seeds.
Tend your organic garden on a regular schedule. You may not have a lot of time to exclusively devote to your gardening hobby, but you can make the most of the time you do have. You can pull a few weeds when you take your dog outside.
When planting seeds in containers, plant the seed roughly three times deeper than the seed’s size. However, it is important to understand that some seeds require sunlight and should never be covered. Petunia and ageratum seeds need direct sunlight, for example. 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.
Use alcohol to help control the slugs in your garden by fashioning a beer trap. Get a clean, empty glass jar to use as a trap. Bury it with its mouth facing upwards. Keep putting dirt over the jar until the mouth is at the surface of your garden. Pour beer into the container to within an inch of the jar lip. The beer helps attract slugs and they end up trapped.
Organic foods are beneficial because they have not been contaminated by pesticides. While this is great, you still need to check your produce for any bugs or other pests.
Stop wasting your money on inferior fruits and vegetables from the supermarket. Implement these tips and starting reaping the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables.