Aug
08

How To Grow An Organic Garden Like A Pro

Plants need a sufficient amount of CO2 for proper maximum growth. Most plants grow better in higher levels of CO2. The best method to obtain a high amount is to get access to a greenhouse. CO2 levels are best kept high, in order to provide optimal growing conditions for your plants.

If you are going to be doing some gardening watch out for stink bugs, especially in the fall! They enjoy tomatoes, peppers, beans, and many different varieties of fruits. If kept unchecked they can certainly do a ton of a damage to your garden so you should do what you need to to reduce their population.

If you find that you have soil that has high amounts of alkaline, mix used coffee grounds throughout the soil. The coffee grounds are a very inexpensive way to add acid back into the dirt. WIth it, you will find that your greens and vegetables will be more vibrant and tasty!

For an unusual but effective organic solution to weeding young plants, try “boiling” the weeds away. One of the safest “herbicides” you can find is a pot of boiling water. Just douse the weeds directly with boiling water, taking care to avoid damaging nearby plants. The boiling water will damage the roots of the weeds and will usually prevent further growth.

A good green garden should start from seeds and not plants. When starting a new garden, the most environmentally friendly way is to start from seed. The plastics used in nurseries are rarely recycled and ends up in landfills, so it is best to start with the seeds or buy from nurseries who use organic materials in packaging their plants.

Make sure to fertilize your garden. Manure is very effective in helping plants grow, although it is important to use a commercially composted product to minimize the risk of pathogens. There are a wide variety of fertilizing options available, although which type you use is not that important; just make sure to use something.