You probably know quite a bit about organic foods, whether you have read about them, or noticed them at your local supermarket. It’s easy to tell which items are certified organic by the USDA. They are usually packaged differently and often are marked up considerably. Keep reading for information to help you start producing organic produce right in your own yard.
One way to help your organic garden thrive is to leave an undeveloped area that is conducive to the wildlife around your area. Most likely, you will find your organic garden producing better once your property is home to the insects, birds, and other wildlife that plants rely on for pollination and the production and dispersal of seeds.
When you are working in your garden, you will want to have all of your tools in a convenient location. By having your tools in one location, you will not spend hours looking for them. In addition to keeping your gardening tools in one location, you should also clean your tools after each use. Even something like a carpenter’s tool belt or some cargo jeans work well to keep tools organized.
For some plants, pine needles makes an ideal mulch. Some garden plants are high in acidity, and do better with acidic soil. If you have some of these plants, then pine needles are an easy way to add acid to their bed. Spread the needles over the beds in a layer that is approximately 2-inches deep. Over time, the needles will begin to decay, supplying the soil with acid as they do.
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.