There are many all-natural methods out there you can use to grow a bright, vibrant, healthy organic garden. All that is needed from you to have a great organic garden is to learn what they are, and to put them into practice.
As you prepare veggies for cooking, cut up the scraps into small pieces and put them in a compost bin to be added to your garden later on. The vegetables will quickly decay adding valuable nutrients back into your soil. While having a compost pile is a great idea, this is a way that you can immediately reap the benefits.
Though organic farming can present challenges that traditional farming with the use of chemicals does not, harvesting the crops is reward itself for the hard work. Even though the claims of the chemicals may be astounding, the organic way is always going to provide the best reward to you and whoever is eating your crops.
Aspirin water has disease-prevention properties that can protect plants. Dissolve one and one-half aspirins into two gallons of cold water, and use it to fortify your plants. You can easily spray the plans with this concoction to help them fight of disease. Spraying should be one time every three weeks.
Instead of rinsing your vegetables in the sink, rinse them outdoors with fresh water. This water can be saved and used in your garden. Things that come off of the vegetables, like nutrients and dirt, can be put back into the garden and give it things that it can’t get otherwise. In addition, never use any type of cleaning agent or anything other than your hands when you are cleaning your garden veggies. This ensures the best results.
Use untreated wood, stone, or brick to build a raised bed. If using wood, make sure it’s naturally rot resistant and untreated. Cypress, locust and cedar are all great examples of what woods to use when building a raised bed. If you use treated wood in your vegetable garden, the chemicals in the wood can make their way into the soil, and in turn, to your crops. If you have placed treated wood in your garden, line it with a coat of plastic.
Know what to look for when you purchase the plants that you will use in your garden. It is especially important to understand how to buy perennials and annuals. Purchase plants that have budded, but not yet in bloom. This ensures that the plant has a better chance of taking root in your garden.
If you’d like to create an organic garden of your own, it’s important you learn how to build beds. You can make a bed by slicing under the turf with a spade. With the turf placed outside, cover the scalped area with fine wood chips. Once a few weeks have passed, you can create cut-ins for the plants.
Grow crops that are expensive to buy. The value of each plant will be different for each person. You can actually save money by growing plants that are initially more expensive to buy. So, sow seeds of plants that you like and reap the rewards in the future.
Gardening, especially organic gardening, helps you feel more “at one” with the earth. Organic gardening allows you learn the entire plant cycle, from the beginning to the end.
Try making your organic garden a shade garden. Shade gardens do not take a lot of work, people love to hear this! They don’t require much watering, which saves both work and time. This will cause slower plant growth, but there will also be less weeds to take care of in the garden.
Just about anyone who wants to plant a garden can plant one, but only those who truly understand what it takes will be successful. Use what you have learned to make your garden grow!