What You Must Learn About Organic Gardening

While caring for your organic garden calls for many large, day-long tasks, in addition, it calls for smaller jobs that should be performed more often. Keep a good handle on the minor needs of your garden so that you can make good use of brief periods of free time. When you have a couple of minutes to spare, why not use them weeding, pruning or performing other garden maintenance jobs?

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An excellent hint when beginning your own organic garden is to sprinkle milled sphagnum moss in your seeds in order to prevent damping-off. Damping off is a fungal disease that'll cause your seeds and seedlings to rot. In case your seeds need light, you need to sprinkle this moss before losing your seeds in the moss.

Select a site for fruit trees depending on their specific conditions. Most fruit trees require 8 hours of sunlight daily. Morning sun is essential, as it dries dew quickly, helping stop fungus. Avoid putting fruit trees in a low place in the garden where frost or cold air can accumulate. Some fruit trees are especially susceptible to late frost damage, and are better put on a north-facing slope. This is especially true for peach, plum, cherry and apricot trees.

Organically grown greens and herbs are an ideal multitasking plants for gardeners who have an interest in cooking and spices. Most herbs and spices need only the bare minimum of maintenance and require very little preparation for use in cooking and seasoning. Herbs are aromatic, flavorful, and perfect for landscaping or window gardening.

To ensure you are doing organic gardening, define what organic means to you personally and make sure that your seeds, plants and supplies fit your criteria. There's no set scientifically agreed on definition of what "organic" consistently means, so companies can label almost anything organic. Understand what it means to you personally, then read labels to make sure that you purchase things consistent with your beliefs.


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