There are a number of methods available that will allow you to create your own thriving, healthy organic garden. In order to use these methods, all you have to do is learn a little bit about them.
Organic gardening is a safe hobby to share with your children. Gardening helps your children learn about biological processes and serves as a social activity that helps the family grow closer while eating healthier.
One way to encourage an organic garden to be sustainable and healthy is to put aside a section to stay undeveloped, thus encouraging wildlife to approach it. You will see many of the birds and insects that are present will assist in pollination and plant production, helping to create a much better garden.
Maximize your time by keeping your tools close. Carry your tools in a bucket, or keep them in the pockets of a pair of rugged pants. You will be much more productive if you can quickly get to your spade, pruning shears, trowel and watering can.
Regular maintenance prevents your gardening tasks from becoming overwhelming and unappealing. If you can’t get out in your garden every day, there are still a number of things you can do to keep things from falling into disarray during your absence. For example, if you have a dog, pull a few weeds while you are outdoors with the dog. Over time, you keep your garden weed free without adding any additional time on to your day.
When maintaining your organic garden, try lightly petting your seedlings — either with the palm of your hand or something like a sheet of cardboard — once or twice each day. This will make your plants grow faster and they will get bigger than they would have without this practice.
To make a credible claim that your crops are organically grown, you should be certified as organic by a credible organization. This will improve your sales and show your faithful customers that they are getting the best possible food that is grown.
It can be hard at times to grow your own organic garden, yet it is so much more rewarding in the end. While chemical-based gardening products make bold claims, it is hard to dispute that organic gardening consistently produces superior results.
If you’d like to improve the health of your soil, try adding some mulch. Mulch will protect and nourish the soil. This protective effect is especially important during the summer, as it protects the roots from the effects of the heat. It also keeps soil moist longer by preventing water evaporation. This can also help control any weeds.
If plants are inundated with too much water, it becomes more difficult for roots to pull nutrients out of the soil. Don’t go ahead and water your garden if the weather report predicts rain that day. If a downpour is coming, you may want to forgo watering your plants that day.
Gardening, especially organic gardening, helps you feel more “at one” with the earth. When you grow organic, you will learn much more about the planting and growing process, from A to Z.
Annually rotate your garden. When plants of the same family are planted in the same spot year after year, it can encourage the growth of fungus and disease. The problems leech into the soil, staying there for the next year’s crop. When you rotate your crops, fungus and disease have less chance to spread.
Plant your own garlic with organic methods. Plant individual cloves of garlic in the early spring or fall in moist, well-drained soil. Space the clove about four inches apart, with the pointy end up and about one or two inches deep. Garlic stalks can be used as they grow for chives or scallions in any recipe. You know your bulbs are ready when they turn brown on their tops. Harden the skin by setting the bulb in the sun, it usually takes several days. Store the cloves in a cool area. They can be tied or left loose.
Many people try to garden, but if you do not know what you are doing, you will not see the best results. Use what you have learned to make your garden grow!