Organic gardening has made a resurgence in recent years due to concern about the toxic pesticides and genetically modified products which have found their way into our food supply.
That’s why more people are opting to start their own organic vegetable gardens providing them easy access to food they know is grown in the healthiest possible way and which is considerably cheaper than anything available at the store or at farmer’s markets.
The increasing popularity of organic gardening has made it easier than ever to get started. Resources are available in numerous books, on the internet, and in the form of gardening clubs. Your local university or agricultural extension office can also be a valuable source of information.
Three Tips For A Perfect Organic Garden
If you’re concerned about the safety of the foods you eat, then you may have considered starting your own garden. Enjoying fresh produce from your own backyard will make an enormous difference in your health and the money you’ll be saving from growing it and not buying it will be a nice added benefit.
As you can see, the rewards are great and while it is a commitment, it doesn’t have to complicated or difficult. But there are three important tips which will ensure your success and get you on your way to having a perfect organic garden.
1. Prepare the soil before you start planting. Knowing the type of soil is key because plants grow better in garden soil which contains nutrients. Have your soil tested, or buy a kit at a nursery or home improvement store and test it yourself. You’ll find out if your soil is too alkaline or too acidic (for the majority of plants, it should be slightly acidic at a pH level between 6.2 and 6.8). Your local nursery should be able to advise you on how to adjust your soil’s pH balance if it’s off.
Make sure to work lots of compost and other organic material into your garden before you start planting. Without this extra step, you may end up with plants that don’t thrive or produce.
2. Choose the plants which will thrive in your region. Research the types of vegetables that are most likely to do well in your growing zone. Remember to take into consideration the amount of sunlight and rainfall your garden receives. Most plants require at least 6 hours of sun, but there are a few plants, such as lettuce, which do best in a cooler location, even in partial shade. Your local agricultural extension office, garden clubs, and nurseries are an excellent source of information into which specific varieties would do best in your area. They can also offer insight on the pests and diseases which are prevalent locally. They may even be able to recommend cultivars that have been developed to be resistant to these diseases and pests.
3. Make your own organic mulch and fertilizer. Composting allows you to make use of your yard clippings, and food scraps to make your own organic material which can be used as much and fertilizer. You can purchase a composting bin or simply make your own using chicken wire. Include a mixture of material which is high in carbon (straw, shredded newspapers, and sawdust) and material which is high in nitrogen (kitchen scraps, eggshells, coffee grounds, manure, and grass clippings). Just make sure not to include oil, bones, pet or human feces, or meat.
Proper preparation and planning are integral to the success of your organic gardening project. Take the extra time because the rewards of a perfect organic garden are well worth it.
Soon you’ll be able to enjoy fresh, organic food by walking right outside your door and you’ll be on your way to achieving better health.
The video below an example taken from the Organic Gardening course.
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