Gardening is a surprisingly complicated subject at times. Some things to consider are the natural pH balance of the soil and fighting insects the natural way. Keeping up a natural garden is very rewarding but takes some work. Growing organic can be a little on the difficult side for a rookie. Give yourself an advantage by applying the advice from the following article.
Think about planting everbearing strawberries in your garden, especially if you have small children. Children love to snap up these sweet juicy fruits for themselves and will be much more willing to eat other foods you've planted as well.
Water infused with aspirin is great for combating plant disease. Dissolve aspirin (1.5 pills per 2 gallons of water) in a bucket and administer to your plants. Next, coat the plant with the aspirin mixture by spraying it on the leaves. Try to apply the mixture to the plants at least once in each three week period.
For your flower beds, organic material should be used as mulch. Two or three inches should be enough. This is a simple method of discouraging weeds, retaining moisture, and adding excellent nutrients into the garden. This will also give a nice, professional appearance to your garden all year.
Believe it or not, pine makes great mulch. Some plants are more acidic, and prefer soil that contains higher acidic levels. If this is the case, use pine needles to mulch your beds. Cover up your beds with a few inches of needles. As they start to decompose, they'll spread out acid onto the ground and soil.
Now, you shouldn't get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you'll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.