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Grow Fresh, Organic Produce With These Tips

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 1:52 PM Comments comments (0)

If you're looking to have a healthier diet, think about starting an organic garden. It requires effort to grow. Perhaps you are unsure of the benefits of organic gardening, or you are unsure how to get your garden started.

If you're growing plants indoors, keep your thermostat around 65 or 75 degrees daily. Plants require a warmer climate to grow. If your home isn't that warm during in winter, try a heat lamp to use on your organic plants instead.

Organic indoor plants may need additional light sources to make up for the light they miss out on by being indoors. This needs to be considered. If your dwelling does not enjoy a great deal of natural sunlight, it makes sense to grow only those varieties meant to thrive in such environments. You can also try using artificial lighting to help.

Use approximately two or three inches of natural, organic material as some mulch in every single flower bed. Doing this keeps weeds down, keeps the moisture in your plants, and gives more nutrients to the plants. By adding mulch, you can give your flower beds a finished appearance.

Put coffee grounds in your soil. Coffee grounds are filled with nutritional elements plants need, such as nitrogen. Many times, nitrogen is a limiting nutrient in soils. Adding coffee grounds or compost can add nitrogen to your soils will help your plants grow tall and healthy.

When you plant the seeds in containers, be sure the planting's depth is three times bigger than the seed. Be aware that some seeds shouldn't be covered, as they need sunlight. These seeds include petunias and ageratum. If you are wondering whether or not the seeds require direct sunlight, you can usually find helpful information online that will answer your question.

As you were reading through this article, were you inspired to put forth the research, time and effort into adopting organic gardening techniques? Also, to get the best results, you must stay focused and keep up with it. By keeping in mind the above tips, you're on the right track towards being successful in your organic garden.

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