Although organic gardening is different from other types of gardening, once you have at least a basic understanding of how to do it, it is fairly easy to start your own organic garden. Keep in mind you will need to work hard and be dedicated to in order for you to enjoy success in this area.
Once you have located a sunny area for your garden, you will need to get some fertilizer and some healthy plants. Reading the article below will help you to get your organic garden thriving in no time, even if you don’t consider yourself a gardening expert.
Choosing The Right Area
The perfect area will have plenty of air and receive at least 7 hours of sunlight every day, and finding the ideal area is the first step. The soil can be improved if its quality isn’t good enough, and you should carefully check your chosen area to make sure that it does get enough sunlight.
However, your plants can be grown in container beds if the soil where you live isn’t good enough to support this type of garden.
Materials And Tools Needed
A rake and a hoe are really all you need in the way of tools to maintain your organic garden. However, you will need fertilizer, mulch, and seeds. And, it is recommended to have these ahead of time.
Making The Bed
Determining the shape and size of your garden are steps you should take before you prepare the bed for planting. The outline of your garden can be created in a short time by using nothing more than string stretched between small wooden or plastic stakes in the ground.
Once you have the garden area defined, you should get rid of all the existing grass, shrubs and plants from that area before you prepare the oil for a plant bed.
Preparing the Soil
Preparing the bed and making sure that you have the best possible soil is the next step after following the above step.
The best soil is that which contains a lot of compost, and you can test the soil in your yard for nutrients and its acidity yourself easily. If your soil isn’t suitable for an organic garden, it’s easy to find good soil at your local garden center.
Choosing Your Plants
It’s worth remembering that many nurseries use chemicals to grow their plants, although when it comes to choosing the right types of plant for your garden, visiting your local nursery is an obvious next step.
However, using seeds instead of plants is highly recommended for your organic garden as the seeds haven’t been exposed to potentially harmful chemicals in the same way.
Designate a small area of your garden for planting the seeds, once planting season arrives, and remove any plants that don’t seem healthy or are infested by insects, once the seeds start to plant.
Because the root of your plants needs moisture to help the plants adjust to the surrounding area, it’s important to make sure you are watering the plants thoroughly and regularly.
Plants should generally be planted up to their root ball, and the root area then covered up with soil after they have been planted.
Watering Your Plants
Because the temperature is lower in the mornings, you should make a point of watering your plants in the morning rather than during the hotter part of the day.
The plants will keep their moisture for most of the day you water them in the morning as the water won’t evaporate.
Nutrients For Plants
Avoid using potentially toxic and harmful fertilizers and chemicals on your plants; instead, make sure you are being eco-friendly when it comes to caring for them and providing nutrients.
Compost can be spread on the soil on some days, and you should make sure that your plants are regularly getting plenty of water, sunlight, and nutrients.
Making Your Own Compost
Grass, garbage, leaves and old vegetables can all be recycled to make compost for the plants in your organic garden. To make your own compost, dig a hole and then add layers of leaves, grass or garbage.
Separate these layers with a layer of soil and then when finished, add another 4-inch layer of soil. It will be several months before you have some good compost that can be used on your flowers, and while you are waiting you will need to water the patch of ground every now and then to make sure it stays moist.
It really is a lot easier than you might think to create and maintain your very own organic garden, and you certainly don’t need to be an expert gardener to enjoy this type of garden.
An organic garden can be an enjoyable hobby. and a great way to pass the time and relax and enjoy time outdoors. And of course, one of the other big benefits of your own organic garden is that the fresh vegetables and fruit you grow can be enjoyed by you and your family.
Fruit and vegetables that are grown by yourself in your own garden somehow just taste better, and you also know that they weren’t exposed to toxic chemicals during the growing process.
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