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.
The quick and drastic change in the weather conditions can shock your plants and cause them to die. It’s important that you gradually change temperate conditions over time, so that your plants can adjust. Try to place them in the new area for a couple of hours at a time the first day. Gradually increase the the time they spend outside over a one week period. Finally, after about a week, you should be able to move them outside and leave them there for the summer.
When mowing your lawn, be careful not to cut the grass too far down. If you leave some of the grass when you mow, the roots grow further into the ground, which makes the grass less prone to drying and other hazards. Short grass tends to have shallow roots, which can cause dried out, brown patches to occur.
Sometimes the soil you want to use for your garden has a high alkaline content. Combine coffee grounds with the soil to reduce this. This is an easy and inexpensive solution to increase the acid content back into the soil. This solution will make the vegetables you grow healthier and more flavorful.
If you want a strange, yet successful, green answer to getting rid of weeds, boil them to death. A boiling pot of water is one the best and safest herbicides you can find. Literally pour the water on the weeds, avoiding any wanted plants near them, and watch the weeds die over time. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.
Consider planting evergreens that produce berries in your yard. These will help give your garden a burst of color, even in the winter months when most other vegetation has lost their colors. Some plants provide color during the winter like the Winterberry, and American Holly, the American Cranberrybush and the Common Snowberry.
Know when is the best time to harvest your vegetables. Each kind of vegetable should be picked at a specific point for maximum flavor. Many vegetables are best when picked young; baby peas are a prime example. On the contrary, tomatoes shouldn’t be picked from the vine until they are ripe as can be. So, it is good to learn about the best time to harvest your vegetables.
Becoming a skilled gardener isn’t going to happen overnight, but if you can use the information you have learned here, you can certainly work toward becoming a great gardener. Even the best information needs to be implemented correctly, however, so be very cognizant of that fact. You can use whatever information you find useful when you create your own beautiful organic garden.