Fun Tips For Garden Lovers
When you love doing something, you’ll find yourself studying up on the subject to make sure you know all you need to know to do it right.The same can be said for gardening. Before you start your own pest control phoenix project for your garden, do some research.A healthy mix of leafy greens, plump red tomatoes and colorful carrots can be a delight for the heart to see. Knowing that you’ve got the most healthful quality of vegetables however, can add even more satisfaction. Getting tips on how to maintain your organic garden and watch your fruit and vegetables prosper, can add a whole other level of happiness.
A Flirty Fertile Foundation
It all starts at the bottom. Soil loaded with the three M’s – moisture, microbes, and mulch, is the first step to having healthy, full bodied veggies. Inserting microbes into organic matter, then supplying that matter with water will make the soil more productive. Since gardeners of the organic persuasion aim to be bio-diversified both underneath and on top of the ground, pests are rarely a problem. Instead insects are part of the solution. Cultivating a variety, rather than a mono culture of plants, assures better resistance to damage.
The path of least resistance is usually better – less is more. Lawn clippings, leaves, and the trimmings that drop from plants, is the cheapest and easiest way to feed bacteria to them.
Don’t be a Mush-Mouth – Just Mulch! A good, high grade mulch is better all the way around. Once it breaks down, it boosts the soils ability to sustain oxygen, nutrients, and H20.
Scraping up table scraps can be a four year old’s dream come true. If you want to make your kid happy, let them help you make compost “free stylin it!” They’ll be smilin in their sleep for weeks. Crushed egg shells are a good beginning, and combining that with last night’s supper and this morning’s fruit smoothie throw-aways, is a perfect way to end.
Both leftovers, and fruit and vegetable fragments, are loaded with nitrogen. Adding dry carbon items such as tea leaves or newspaper to the remnants will be like adding fuel to a fire. To make your compost pile a nutritious herbal pot of tea, fill a pail with leaves and add water to a 2/3 level point. Let it ferment for about four days, then pour it onto the compost pile. Your plants will be as happy as a fat tick at a blood bank.