Organic gardening is becoming trendy now days. Now people are aware of the advantages and benefits of organic products. This way of gardening ensures the food which you are consuming is healthy and chemical free.
Before starting organic gardening there are some basics which have to be learned by every beginner. The real good thing about organic gardening is that it doesn’t require lot of time and cost. With the help of some basic advice and guidelines every person can start organic gardening.
The first basic thing which has to be considered before planting an organic garden is soil. You have to maintain a healthy soil. Before planting you must testify your soil from a recognized soil lab which can easily be approached by you. After testing the soil the soil lab will assure you about the content of the soil and either it can be used or not. Next, you must add nutrients to the soil such as organic fertilizers, compost and etc.
Compost is one the most important nutrients which must be added to the soil. You can prepare your own compost in your garden or you can purchase compost from the market. There are some techniques for composting out of which you can select one which you think is most suitable for you. Basically there are three techniques for composting out of these three, fast composting is the most popular. By using fast composting technique your soil will be prepared within six to eight weeks. Apart from this two other techniques of composting are moderate composting and low composting. Although you can use these techniques but it will consume lot of time, so fast composting is recommended.
After you have prepared your soil, next step is the tilling of the soil. You have two options available for soil tilling either you can do it by yourself (hand tilling) or you can go with technology (Machines). Hand tilling is much effective because it will maintain your soil structure. After you have tilled your soil, next step is to sow your garden with organic seeds.
Last thing which has to be understood by you is controlling weeds and pests. You can safeguard your plants from pests and weeds by using organic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides. Apart from this there’s something else which you can do for controlling pests and weeds effectively. Along with these pesticides and insecticides, use beneficial insects, toads and frogs for the safeguard of your plants from pests and weeds.
Above mentioned were some basics which have to be learned by you before planting your organic garden. Remember organic gardening is risk free because it can be done with out using harmful chemicals.