If you are completely new to the world of organic gardening, then you are probably thinking that some tips on organic gardening will help you immensely so that you can begin growing your own organic plants. Listed below are some tips to get you started with your organic gardening endeavors.
To ensure that your tomatoes in your organic garden grow as big and healthy as they can, you should always eliminate the non-fruiting branches of the tomato plants. The reason is because these particular branches will decrease your tomato plants’ energy, which will negatively impact your plants’ growth and health.
Keep your soil healthy, when you keep your soil healthy, you won’t require chemical fertilizers. Residential users of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides apply more pounds per acre of these chemicals than farmers do. As these pollutants run off, they get into the water supply and become harmful to other plants, animals and humans.
Be careful of the leaves around your plants, certain kinds of leaves contain substances that can be harmful to plants. These leaves should not be used for mulching until they have been composted first. These include: acacia, California bay, camphor, cypress, eucalyptus, madrone, oak, pine, pittosporum, red cedar, and walnut.
If you are running your own organic garden and have large sign frames laying around your home, use them to raise your beds which will support your bed covers. Instead of having to purchase something to raise your beds you can use these extra sign frames that do not cost you a dime.
Plant Zinnias in full sun, good soil with lots of compost added; give them about one inch of water a week. Avoid wetting foliage, as some are prone to powdery mildew. Clip spent blooms often to keep each plant producing flowers, or cut just above the next branch emerging for beautiful cut flowers.
Don’t be alarmed at the amount of organic fertilizer you may need to use. Organic fertilizers contain a lower percentage of nutrients per unit weight than their synthetic counterparts. Because of this, it will probably be necessary to apply more volume of organic fertilizer than is typical for synthetic fertilizers.
By adding a nice layer of bio-degradable material (mulch) around your plants, you can utilize the natural pest-fighting ability within the mulch to stop predators to your plants. By putting a one to two inch layer around your plants, you are also adding a source of nutrients and a source of water.
Compost plants at the end of the season to strengthen the next season’s crop. The plants you have been harvesting all season are still full of rich nutrients that will be highly beneficial to your compost stock. The key is not to waste any part of the plant that is available.
As you can see from the above list of tips, organic gardening can be very useful in getting the best and freshest produce possible from your plants. After following these tips, you will no longer be new to the world of organic gardening, but you will become an organic gardening expert.