You have probably heard about organic food and perhaps purchased some. It is fairly easy to see which foods are organic. Organic items usually cost more and are packaged differently. Read this article to learn how to create your very own organic garden.
Use untreated stone, brick or wood to build raised beds. If using wood, make sure it’s naturally rot resistant and untreated. Excellent choices are cedar, locust and cypress. Consider the chemicals that will leach out of the wood before choosing anything that has been treated. Remember the affect that such chemicals will have on your plants and soil. If you have some space treated wood, you can still use it, however, be sure to line it with some type of barrier like plastic sheeting.
As you plot the schematics of your garden, make room to create small valleys between each row. This is a great way to make sure that each plant is properly hydrated. By doing this you won’t have to use as much tap water in your garden, and will therefore reduce your annual water bill.
Compost is extremely helpful in a garden, but what is in it? Many people build their compost bins out of leaves and grass, scraps of food, hay and wood chips. This rich mixture is far superior to chemical fertilizers.
Within your composting heap, ensure that there is an equal split of dried and green plant materials. Garden wastes, such as grass clippings, are classified as green materials. Dried material includes straw, shredded paper, and cardboard. Your compost pile should never contain meat, ashes or charcoal.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today