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  1. 1. Organic Gardening Suggestion You Must Try!Do you prefer organic fruits and vegetables, but balk at the high costs? Do you enjoy doing thingsyourself rather than paying someone to do a shoddy job? Then why not grow your own organicproduce right in your home garden? Read on to find out how to start making your own produce andhave fun doing it!If you live in the city, you can still reap the benefits of organic gardening through containergardening. Herbs especially will thrive in indoor pots, as long as they are large enough. Containergardening can be easier than outdoor gardening when going organic, as there is less risk ofexposure to insect pests or weeds.Your plants need to grow in a rich soil. You can buy bags of soil but they can be quite expensive. Youcan also easily create your own: you need to use perlite, vermiculite and peat in equal quantities.You should also add a small quantity of lime and compost if needed.Make mulch spreading easier with the right tools. After laying out the mulch, use a flat-headed raketo efficiently spread the manure around. The tines of the rake help pull the mulch and spread it,while the flat side of the rake evens out the area. Use the rake with a pushing and pulling motion.Composting for organic gardening reduces the need for fertilizers, is a form of herbicide, can helpprevent plant diseases and helps impact the environment in positive ways. Composting is a source ofnutrition for insects, helps with soil erosion and reduces waste sent to landfills. It is wonderful forthe health of the environment in general.A carpenter's belt is a great investment for any organic gardener. This is because organic gardeninginvolves many small tools that are all frequently used such as trowels, water sprays, pruners, andgloves. Rather than making several trips back and forth between your shed and the garden, a toolbelt can help you carry all of your tools at all times.Use plants that work together. Some plants take nutrients away from the soil while others fixatethose same-lost nutrients. Traditionally, vegetables are planted with a crop rotation because of theability of certain crops to replenish the natural nitrogen in the ground. However, you may be able totake advantage of this knowledge by pairing up "companion plants".Attract positive bugs to your garden. Bugs like lady-bugs actually hunt natural predators to yourplants; aphids and caterpillars are just some of the nasty critters that can go through a garden andeat the leaves of the plants. Lady bugs are the natural predators to such pests and help the growthof a good healthy garden by consuming pests.Before you begin planting in your garden, it's a good idea to test your soil's acidity first. Hometesting kits are readily available. Your soil should have a pH around 6.5 for most vegetables. If thepH is too low, you can boost it by spreading lime. If it's too high, you can use powdered sulfur.Do you want to kill weeds in a natural way? Try using several newspaper layers to control weeds.Weeds can only grow when there is adequate sunlight. The layers of newspaper over the weeds willblock out the light and kill them. You can use newspapers because of how nicely they break down,they can be added into compost. One way to enhance the appearance of your garden if you are usingnewspapers is to add an additional layer of mulch.
  2. 2. Do your homework. Gardening, and organic gardening in particular, depends on a lot of variablesincluding crop, climate, weather, soil, and pests. To be successful requires a lot of trial and error. Tobe as informed as possible, read as many books, articles, and blogs on organic gardening as you can.Those written about your state can be especially informative.Be careful when you are moving your plants from plastic containers to the soil. Plants often will endup with bound roots when they have spent too much time in plastic. Turn the plastic containerupside-down slowly and tap gently to remove plant. Avoid damaging the plants delicate root system.To keep dirt from getting stuck in the leaves of lettuce and other leafy vegetables, use mulch. Whenthe plants appear, spread an inch or two of mulch around the base of the plants. This will preventdirt from getting into the plant and also help prevent pesky weeds. Just be sure that the mulch isorganic and untreated by pesticides.Short, low-lying weeds can be a headache in any organicgarden. The best tactic for dealing with such intruders isto use a spade to cut them out at root level and burythem entirely under fresh soil. Dense, crawling weedsare too hard to pick out individually, but fortunately theyare easily handled in bulk.Get rid of nematodes such as roundworm or eelworm.These pests can cause malformed plants with stunted,yellowing leaves. In the worst cases, leaves will wilt in asingle day and the roots will become infected. The bestoption is to plant resistant varieties of apple, bean,carrot, celery, cucumber or onion. Otherwise, increase the organic click the up coming web sitematter in your soil. Compost contains predacious fungi and fatty acids that are toxic to nematodes.Remember to disinfect any tools that you have used in infected soil.Do you have any issues with those little aphids in your garden? If so, try spraying any infestedleaves, stems, and buds with a very diluted solution of soapy water, and then rinsing the area downwith clear water. This technique will work on even the heaviest of aphid infestations.When you collect your vegetables from your organic garden, use an old plastic laundry basket. Firstof all, it has a lot of room to gather many fruits and vegetables at one time. The basket will also also
  3. 3. allow you to rinse off your harvest quickly since it will serve as a strainer to remove soil and debrisfrom your fruits and vegetables.Compost can be very useful when you decide to grow a garden organically, yet a lot of people don'tknow what compost is made up of. Compost is actually a mixture of grass clippings, wood-chips,leaves, produce scraps, twigs, and straw which all breaks down to "psuedo-soil". Making your owncompost is much safer than using commercial fertilizer.In this article, you've just learned a few great ways in which you can turn your garden into aflourishing bed of fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables. Remember, you will need to apply thesetips and constantly focus on the quality of your garden to ensure its optimum health and growth.