365/11 Organic Gardening – Easy Ways To Get Started
Growing your own herbs, vegetables, greens and fruit can be both incredibly rewarding and delectable. However, many gardeners rely on pesticides, herbicides and fungicides not to mention chemical fertilizers to avail their garden grow. That’s not only non-essential, it’s withal insalubrious. All those nutritious veggies pack a much more salubrious punch if they’re sans deleterious chemicals.
|Queentulip backyard garden using organic fertilizer only. Plants are Broad Beans and Australian Garlic planted.|
|Queentulip garden corner of the backyard.|
Step #1 Prepare your soil.
Because your soil is the substratum of your garden, it is consequential to ascertain it’s full of the right nutrients to feed your garden. Commix in organic material like compost or humus and consider having your soil tested. The congruous soil conditions can make the distinguishment between a sparse crop and award winning vegetables.
Step #2 Choose your crop.
The second step to build an organic garden is to optate your crop. What are you going to grow in your garden? Initially, in additament to what you’re going to grow, you’ll want to decide if you optate to purchase plants or start your garden from seeds. If you commence early enough you can utilize seeds. If not, you can purchase organic plants from your local nursery.
Regardless of what you choose, seeds or plants, ascertain they’re grown without chemicals.
Step #3 Organize your garden.
Did you know some plants naturally bulwark other plants from disease and pests? It’s true. Marigolds for example, drive bugs away and if you plant them around the perimeter of your garden, they’ll avail bulwark your herbs, greens and veggies.
Afore transferring your plants into your garden, mark where you’re going to plant them. Ascertain there is plenty of room between plants so they have room to grow and thrive. A diminutive tomato plant can grow several feet high and several feet wide. Leave room.
Step #4 Natural pesticides, herbicides and fungicides.
It’s been verbally expressed that home gardeners generally utilize more chemicals on their gardens than farmers do. That’s an abundance of chemicals! Interestingly enough, mild detergent and water forfend many plants from inimical pests. Hot pepper sprays withal work to fend off pests. And natural predators like frogs and ladybugs can keep your garden healthy and plenary.
Step #5 Maintenance.
Watering and weeding are all you have in store for you until it’s time to harvest. Take care to not over water. Soil should be moist but not soaking. Weed on a customary substratum to ascertain your plants have all the nutrients and room in the soil they require to grow.
Organic gardening is not arduous when you commence with a healthy substratum. Afore you dive in and commence a garden immensely colossal enough to feed an army, cull a few plants you ken your family will eat. Grow those prosperously and next year you can grow a more astronomically immense garden.