Some of the best-tasting food you’ll ever eat can be grown in your own back yard. Think of the variety! A ripe, juicy watermelon or a fresh, crisp carrot, can add to your meal. Not to mention the money you can save growing your own, verses the grocery store. In addition, you can grow you produce naturally, without enhancers. Following are some tips to help you become an organic gardener:
Compost plants at the end of season
Compost plants at the end of the season to strengthen the next season’s crop. The plants you have been harvesting all season are still full of rich nutrients that will be highly beneficial to your compost stock. The key is not to waste any part of the plant that is available.
Choose the right medium
When starting your own organic garden, you should make sure you choose the right medium for growing your plants. Different plants need different mediums. Many of your seedlings should be replotted into a larger container before you put them in your garden. However, some plants, such as melons and cucumbers, must go from their original containers directly into your garden.
Opt for organic pest control
When it comes to taking care of an organic garden, then you need to opt for organic pest control. This is a comprehensive approach versus that of using chemicals. Try creating a healthier biodiversity so that you can help control the insects. When you use natural products and build healthier soil, you have the best long-term treatment for insects.
Enclose your garden
Enclosing your garden, say, in a hothouse or greenhouse will help you to keep pests out of your garden. The invasive plants, animals, and bugs are less likely to be able to get in. The problem is, greenhouses can be expensive. On the other hand, you gain the ability to plant all year round too, which can help offset the costs.
Use old panty hose
Save your old panty hose for use in your garden. When you are growing vines with fruit on vertical supports you can drape the panty hose around the fruit and secure it to the vertical support. The panty hose won’t restrict the growth because it will expand as the fruit grows.
Go for large compost pile
If you are wanting a large compost pile but don’t have enough kitchen scraps to add to your pile, think about going to local fruit and vegetable stands and asking for their discarded, old produce. They should be glad to get rid of it and you will have plenty of material to add to your compost pile.
Use a soaker hose
When watering your garden, consider a soaker hose instead of using a hose or watering can. If you turn the soaker hoses pressure onto low, you can leave your water on for hours which will allow a part of your garden to be slowly irrigated. This can provide you with time to do other things.
Follow the above suggestions to help you with your organic garden. Think of the benefits you get by gardening the natural way. Maybe the nutrition is your primary concern, or perhaps you are looking for a way to cut cost. Whatever the reason, enjoy taking a bit out of that ripe, juicy watermelon or a fresh, crisp carrot!