Let the Organic Growing Begin!
Try these organic gardening tips for success in starting organic vegetable garden. Organic gardens can be vital to your healthy diet, but knowing about them and purchasing the proper equipment can be difficult. You can choose from many different seeds. This article provides several useful suggestions that you can utilize to make sure that your organic garden fulfills all of your needs. If you have spare room in your back yard or have dedicated flower beds. Organic is the way to go!
Simple Tips for Success!
As stated, organic gardening, and understanding the choices you have in terms of plants, can greatly affect your present and future dietary choices. Following the above tips is a very good starting place to successfully grow an organic garden for you and your family.
- Fertilizing: In most soils, fertilizing your vegetables isn’t necessary, but it will help them grow faster and give better crops. If you feed your plants, choose natural products. Types of organic fertilizer include well-rotted animal manure from plant-eating critters (rabbits, horses, sheep, chickens), prepackaged organic fertilizer bought online or at your local garden center, and compost from food waste.
- Crop Rotation: If you plant the same vegetables in the same spot every year, disease can build up and be ready to attack before your plants have much of a chance. Keep the element of surprise against your disease foes and try to plant your crops in different parts of the garden each year.
- Mulch and Compost:. The main component of organic soil is organic matter, such as compost, manure, or peat moss. Properly made compost is the best option for organic soil; it contains microorganisms of previous plant life, which will feed your plants the nutrients they need. No artificial ingredients necessary!
- Battling Weeds: Weeds not only compete with your plants for water and nutrients, but they may also attract insect pests. And many insects spread disease as they feed from one plant to the next. The most organic (and easiest) way to control weeds in your garden is to pull them out by hand. Use a trowel to lever the entire weed’s root out of the ground to nip it in the bud.
- Cleaning: Simple tasks like clearing out debris or spotting infected leaves and removing them can promote a healthy garden. (Do not compost diseased leaves or plants into compost bin. Throw away or burn if you have a fire pit.)
- Watering: Watering wisely and not overwatering is critical in sustaining your gardens health. Too much water promotes fungus and weeds, therefore water wisely!
Attracting Beneficial Insects
Not all insects are harmful in a garden! Planting these flowers around your vegetable garden will bring in helpful bugs to get rid of the bad ones. Here a few examples of Flowers that attract beneficial insects.
- Bachelor’s Button – This easy-growing annual produces papery flowers atop tall stems; the blooms are great for cutting and drying.
- Cosmos – If you’re looking for a flower that will stay in bloom for months and can be grown by simply scattering seeds, cosmos are a great choice.
- Black-eyed Susan – Is a North American flowering plant in the sunflower family, native to Eastern and Central North America .
- Marigold – Are know for there insect repellent properties and well as their beautiful flowers.
Organic Gardens and the process of gardening is a great way to provide food and spend time outside. Not only is this healthy, but also helps fight pollution and chemical run off from pesticides that would normally be used in a non organic garden.