Organic Gardening – Practical Tips
Organic is a word in fashion, but which has been over time transposed in reality – we seek to feed ourselves as organically as possible and get rid of a noxious lifestyle, with culinary habits which will sooner or later show their effects. For those who find peace of mind in gardening and are attracted to the foodscaping concept – food on the table straight from the own garden, below are several practical tips for organic gardening, as seen on Livetradingnews.com
Make your plants more resistant to diseases by spraying them with aspirin water: 1.5 adult aspirin crushed and added to a 2 gallon container of water. Spray the plans with this mixture every 3 weeks for lasting effects.
We know you prefer to pull the weeds. But you should be aware this takes you a lot of time and some physical effort and they often grow back. Instead of doing so, in an area with a lot of weeds, take a shovel and dig under it, then turn the soil over so that the weeds feed the seeds acting as natural nutrients.
Sunlight is crucial to organic gardening so make sure your garden is in an area that will get at least 10 hours of sunlight during the Summer. All the plants need an adequate amount of sunlight to live so get rid of any obstacles standing in the way of Sun.
If you do container gardening and you get to the point when you have to swap seedlings to larger containers as they outgrow them, make sure to handle the seedlings by the leaves and roots. Avoid touching the stems, as they are extremely fragile and can be easily damaged and, if broken, it is most likely the plant will die. After swapping containers, it is recommended to water the roots as this will help them merge with the new environment.
Another important practical tip is that, when starting an organic garden, sprinkle milled sphagnum moss on the seeds in order to prevent damping-off. Damping-off is a fungal disease that will cause the seeds and seedlings to rot.
Last, but not least, mist the mix of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers using a spray bottle. By doing this you make sure your mix will get the proper amount of moisture both from above and below the surface.