Tips For Budding Organic Gardeners

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Are You Ready to be an Organic Gardener?

Ready to start growing your own food via an organic garden?

Do you know how to start growing a garden like that?  If not, no worries, this article has your back. Below are some tips and tricks that can get you started with the basics of growing an organic garden.

When starting your organic garden, a great tip is to figure out which vegetables you should pick to plant in your garden. Some vegetables are better suited for home germination than others are. Some great vegetables to consider planting include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, peppers, onions, tomatoes, basil, and more.

Be sure that you have earthworms in your soil. Earthworms are vital to good organic gardening, because they aerate the soil.  Also, the by-products of earthworm digestion are actually great plant food.  Earthworms encourage soil bacteria that provide needed nutrients to your plants while competing with harmful insect pests, reducing the need for chemical pesticides and fertilizers.

Establish a precise schedule to know when you should plant your seeds.  Even if you are growing your plants indoors, you should follow a schedule that matches the season and outside temperature. Spend some time on your schedule at the beginning of a season and you should be able to improve it the next year.

Protect your seeds from fungus with natural products. You can use milled sphagnum moss to protect all your plants.  If your seeds need light to grow, sprinkle the moss first and then place your seeds.  This solution is much better than any chemicals you can find in a store and will protect your seeds efficiently.

You can gain time by renewing your beds with this method: slice under the turf and turn it over. Cover it with wood chips and wait a few weeks. You can then use this bed to plant your perennial plants. The ground you have turned over should be made richer by the turf that is under it.

Have some plastic bags on hand that you can put over your gardening shoes if they are muddy.  This allows you to maintain your flow so you can rapidly get back to your gardening.

Encourage bees, wasps, ladybugs and other beneficial insects.  These insects are vital in an organic garden.  Bees are nature’s most efficient pollinator, and wasps and ladybugs prey on destructive insects in the garden.  Ladybugs are particularly effective at ridding your plants of aphids.  To attract these beneficial insects, plant companion herbs and flowers around the edge of your vegetable garden.

Avoid chemicals in your garden.  Keep the toxins out of the food and the water supply. One of the best parts about organic gardening is eliminating chemical compounds from your food supply.  There are many alternatives to chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Almost any problem can be cured with the right management.

With the previous tips kept in mind, you ought to be ready to start growing your own organic food.  It does take some research, hard work outside, and some patience, but if you keep at it, it is indeed possible to have a successful organic garden.  So, get out there and grow!

 

This article was re-posted from: www.101vegetablesgardening.com

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