Spring garden tips for the all natural gardener.

The Lawhead Team would like to share some helpful all natural spring gardening tips to help your garden look its best this spring!

These tips are perfect for flower beds and vegetable patches alike. It doesn’t take fancy tools, expensive products or even special skills to get your plants to thrive – just a few helpful tips you might not have thought of on your own:

Keep your shorter plants on the south side of your vegetable garden and tall plants toward the north. This will prevent taller plants from casting unwanted shadows over smaller crops, shading them from the sun.

The water you use to cook pasta or boil vegetables is full of left over vitamins and nutrients. Instead of throwing it away, let it cool to room temperature and then use it to water you plants. You’ll be left with a happier, greener garden.

Plant cucumbers near your sunflowers. It may seem like an odd pairing, but sunflowers make great growing companions when it comes to planting sweeter cucumbers. Not only do both plants require similar soil conditions, the tall stalks of the sunflowers give cucumber plants something supportive to climb.

Add egg shells to your soil. Rich in calcium carbonate, dried egg shells work as a great natural fertilizer. Try crushing them up in a blender before throwing them in your garden to enrich the soil.

gardenChamomile tea is great for keeping your plants healthy. Use it when watering to ward off bacterial and fungal infections and to prevent young seedlings from damping off. Just make sure the tea is completely cooled off first before you use it.

To make your garden look more balanced and pleasing to the eye, be sure to plant in odd numbers. This composition looks more natural than even numbered groupings and gives off the illusion that plants are bigger and healthier.

Plant by the moonlight on a full moon. Experts say that planting by the light of the moon can actually cause your garden to grow faster and stronger than they do if you plant by day. Moonlight gardening also minimizes water waste.