You probably already know the difference between organic and non-organic foods, and have seen your share of the organic type at your supermarket. You are probably aware of which foods are organic. They come is special packaging and they are usually a lot more expensive than their non-organic counterparts. Read the helpful tips in the article below to learn more about having your own fresh organic garden.
Select plant varieties capable of producing large yields. Hybrids are usually hardier in terms of disease and weather resistance, and are designed to produce more.
For showy flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant plenty of bulbs. These are hearty choices, choices that will reward you for years despite the little effort that is involved in their care. Specific types of bulbs usually bloom at specific times of the season, so if you make appropriate selections, you can be rewarded with blooms from the early part of spring to the later part of summer.
Before you plant seeds, pre-soak them for a night somewhere dark. Use a small container filled with water to nearly the top and place several seeds in it. This will allow your seeds to be hydrated and get a head start when growing. Seeds that are grown in this way have a higher survival and maturity rate.
If you find that you have soil that has high amounts of alkaline, mix used coffee grounds throughout the soil. Coffee grounds are an affordable means of adding acid to the soil so that it is pH-balanced. The plants will be healthier, leading to more delicious home-grown veggies.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you're eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you've learned here and get started on your garden today.