Most people have heard tales about the proficiency of organic foods and most have probably seen them around, yet not many have actually taken the time to enjoy them. It’s important to know which products are organic and which are not. They come is special packaging and they are usually a lot more expensive than their non-organic counterparts. You can cut the store out of the equation and save a lot of money by planting your own patch of organic vegetables in the back yard!
You will need to properly lay sod. Before laying sod, you have to make sure the soil is accurately prepared. Break the soil into fine tilth and make sure you remove any weeds as well. Compact the soil lightly and firmly, and be sure to create a flat surface. Make sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Lay the sod down in alternated rows, keeping the joints set off from one another. 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. You will have to water the sod every day for 2 weeks, and then it should be firmly rooted to the ground, and able to be walked on.
Turn your tool handles into convenient rulers. Tools with long handles, such as shovels, hoes and rakes can be made into measuring sticks. Simply lay the handles out on the floor and run a measuring tape next to them. With a permanent marker, note pertinent measurements on the tool handle. Next time you are working in the garden, you will have a large ruler at your fingertips!
Seeds should be soaked in a dark area overnight. Take 3-4 seeds, put them in a small jar or container, and cover them with water. This will give your seeds a healthy head start in the growth process. This way, the seeds will have a much better shot at survival once they are planted.
Your plants need to be kept dry, but sill receiving a good amount of air. Parasites and pests are attracted to excess moisture on the plants. An example of a common plant parasite is fungi. Fungicidal spray treatments can contain fungi, but spraying prior to problems even developing in the first place is the best way to go about it.
Your garden can really benefit from evergreens featuring berries. This will aid in giving your garden great color, even during the winter when other plants have lost their colors. Some examples of evergreens that produce berries and color in the wintertime are the American Holly, Cranberrybush, the Winterberry and the Common Snowberry.
Plant for fall color. That doesn’t have to be the case. the most colorful foliage appears in the fall. For example, maple, beech, and dogwood trees all change from their usual green to a vibrant spectrum of yellow, orange, and red. When choosing shrubs, think about cotoneaster, hydrangea or barberry.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.