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.
Put sod down the right way. Before you lay the sod, the soil has to be prepared. Pull any weeds that you see, and work to break up the soil so that it is a fine tilth. When the soil is clean, pack it tightly and create a flat surface. You then will want to thoroughly wet the soil. You should lay your sod staggered, and have the joints offset. Make sure that the sod forms an even, flat surface, and if you have any gaps show between the sod, fill them with a little bit of soil. Sod has to be watered daily for two weeks, and then it can be rooted.
Make garden tools do double duty as handy makeshift rulers. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, shovels or hoes can work as great measuring sticks. After laying the handles on the floor, run the measuring tape along beside them. Then, transfer the measurements to the handle using a permanent marker. When you are gardening next, you’ll have a ruler beside you at all times.
Fertilize your garden. Choose commercial compost instead of homegrown manure to keep toxins out of your plants. There are many fertilizer options available, though in reality, whatever type you choose will do the job as long as you are using something.
Make sure your pesticides are focused on only what you’re trying to kill. It’s true these pesticides kill the pests you don’t want, but they also lay waste to the advantageous insects that make those same pests a regular meal. Bugs that are good for your garden tend to be more susceptible to these types of pesticides, and using them could mean an increase in the pests you are actually trying to get rid of. In the end, you may resort to using even more pesticides in order to erase the problem.
During the hotter parts of the day, vegetables are softer, which means even picking them gently can cause them damage. Cut them with a tool rather than pulling or twisting, otherwise you could damage the plant itself.
With the above information in hand, you now know a little bit about what is needed to succeed as an organic gardener. There is lots of information, and it’s important you know how you should apply it. You can use whatever information you find useful when you create your own beautiful organic garden.