Gardening can seem complicated at first, if you do not know what you are doing. If you plan on doing it naturally, you probably need to know certain things, such as natural bug-fighting concoctions and the soil’s pH balance. However, growing organic food can be difficult for those who have not done it before. Read on to find some tips to make gardening in a clean, organic fashion a little easier and more fun to do!
You can fertilize your organic garden with compost you make yourself. You can start off with something small, like a worm composting bin. Your bin should contain shredded newspaper, kitchen scraps, a little dirt, and a few red wiggler earthworms.
Add mulch to flowerbeds and your garden that is about three inches and made from various organic materials. In addition to adding aesthetic beauty, the mulch will nourish your soil and help it retain water more easily while preventing weeds from growing.
You’ll save time and energy if you keep tools nearby while working in your garden. Large pockets or a sturdy bucket can be used to store tools. You will be much more productive if you can quickly get to your spade, pruning shears, trowel and watering can.
Understand the variety of natural gardening solutions that can be used to tend an organic garden. There are many organic fertilizers and pesticides available which are much better options than chemicals. Compost works great for this. The type of fertilizers used becomes important when you look at soil and drinking water contamination. Inorganic fertilizers often cause chemicals to build up. This doesn’t happen with organic fertilizers.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.