Organic produce tends be both healthier and better tasting than regular produce. Instead of buying from stores, why not grow your own? Read the article below for tips and suggestions on how you can have your very own organic garden at home.
Transform your gardening tool handles into clever measurement rulers. Tools with long handles, such as shovels, hoes and rakes can be made into measuring sticks. Put the handles down and measure them with a measuring tape. With a permanent marker, note pertinent measurements on the tool handle. When you are at work in the garden, you will always have a handy measuring device on each and every tool.
Having healthy soil in your garden will help your plants avoid insect pests. Healthy and well-nourished plants will be hardier and therefore better able to prevent pests from taking hold. Start your garden off with a high-quality soil that you can enrich over time.
If you notice powdery mildew on your plants, do not buy an expensive chemical. Put a little baking soda and some dish soap in water. Spray this on your plants once a week until the mildew disappears. Baking soda will bring no damage to your plants, and will treat the mildew in a gentle and efficient manner.
Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. Clay pots are boring, so replace those ordinary lettuce and kale pots with pumpkins. You simply need to cut off the top, scoop out the guts, and spray your pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf. Once you've done that, you can plant!
If you're growing veggies in the garden, they need to be in a spot that lets them get about six hours of sun daily. Many types of veggies require this amount in order to thrive and produce the food source that you are hoping for. This holds true for some types of flowers.
Never buy poor produce again. Use the advice from this article to begin growing your own produce today.