To keep your houseplants happy during the day, your thermostat should be set anywhere between 65 and 75 degrees. They need the temperature to be that warm so that they can grow. If you do not want to keep your home that warm during the winter months, you can get a heat lamp for the organic plants instead.
Keep the soil healthy for optimum plant health so they can combat disease, and even destruction caused by insects. Although insects will likely still remain, they won’t have the ability to cause great damage to the plants.
A rule of thumb for when you are planting seeds in containers is to make the hole depth around three times larger than the seed itself. However, some seeds do not need to be covered, they need the sunlight. Some common examples include ageratum and petunias. Read the instructions that came with the seeds, and do some research on the Internet to find out the sunlight that your seeds need.
One of the most sensible ways to improve your diet is through organic gardening. But, you need to put in a lot of effort to grow your garden effectively. This probably has you wondering where to start your own garden. Make sure you try to incorporate about 3 inches of organic material when you mulch your trees and flowers. This will conserve water, which will save you money and help the environment at the same time. It also has the added benefit of visual appeal. Use a beer trap to capture slugs and stop them from eating your plants. Dig a hole the size of a glass jar, and bury the jar with the top at ground level. Now, fill the jar with beer to approximately an inch below the lip. Slugs are attracted to the beer and become trapped in the container. If you’re working to build a sustainable organic garden, try leaving a portion of your garden untouched so that the wildlife will be able to thrive. Wildlife can help the plants in your garden to thrive, as insects support plant reproduction, while the excrement of many species contains nutrients which can help to fertilize your soil. You can grow many different types of plants in an organic garden. Treat plants that thrive in acid to some mulch. These kinds of plants will do better if they are mulched with a nice thick layer of needles from a pine tree during the fall season each year. When pine needles break down, they fortify the soil with their natural acids. The healthier the soil the healthier your plants are, and when they are healthy they become that much more resistant to insects and disease. Though insects may still be in the garden, they will be unable to destroy the plants.