These days it seems like everyone is interested in organic gardening. Even though many things can be grown organically, most people most often think of vegetables and fruits when organic gardening is mentioned. However, these are not the only items that can be grown organically. Plants and flowers can be produced organically as well. The bottom line is that many people like the benefits of growing and using organic fruits, vegetables and flowers.
There is a science to growing fruits, flowers and vegetables organically. However, there is more to it than just planting a large amount of seeds and watching them bear fruit or flower. It means that you must plan and implement natural gardening processes. This involves plant propagation, pest management, and soil cultivation.
Yes, organic gardening is a science, but this is only mentioned to stress the fact that nature doesn’t do all of the work, even though the system used to grow fruits, flowers, and vegetables is one that is favored by Mother Nature.
Many things go into growing a proper organic garden with success. But for the purpose of this article, we will only discuss those that are associated with managing pests and cultivating the soil.
Successful organic gardening requires that you keep the soil healthy. It is understandable that the use of chemical fertilizers goes against this goal. Not only is it unnatural, but using fertilizers for an extended period of time damages the natural properties of soil.
Composting is a huge part of growing a bountiful organic garden. Composting is very advantageous for plants, fruits, vegetables, and flowers. First, it gives them plenty of nutrients. Secondly, it helps keep soil healthy. In addition, it helps to hold water for longer periods of time. This means that you don’t have to waste precious time watering plants.
Most gardeners hate to cultivate soil. However, they hate managing pests even more. It doesn’t matter if they fly or crawl. The task of pest control is imperative if you want to produce an organic garden that is healthy and free of pests.
The average organic garden should be able to survive a small pest attack or common diseases. But it may be necessary to provide additional protection from garden pests, and the following two things can help.
- Spray plants with eco-friendly products. Use a mixture of soap and water or natural insecticide plant sprays such as those that originate from the neem tree.
- Introduce friendly insects to your garden. Learn which types of pests are in your garden and look for their predators. This is a smart way to control the pest population in your garden. Also, it stops pests from becoming immune to your chosen insecticides.
These are two good ways to manage pest control, but you may have to use these and other techniques as well. Understand that it isn’t hard to sustain a beautiful organic garden. If you do what it takes to maintain healthy soil, ensure plant pollination and provide the right amount of moisture, your organic garden will last a long time.
If you take all of these tips seriously, it won’t be hard to grow and maintain a healthy organic garden. Not only will it look beautiful, but it will also last year after year. Grow an organic garden and harvest the freshest and healthiest fruits, vegetables, flowers, and plants imaginable.