An organic garden provides you with a much healthier diet. For best results, however, you need to put in the right amount of effort. You probably do not know how to go about growing an organic garden on your own.
Cover your flower beds with two or three inches of compost or organic mulch. Mulch discourages weeds and helps retain moisture while adding nutrients to your flower bed. It also adds a uniform and cohesive look to the garden.
When the time has come to gather up the produce, you need to use an old laundry basket. Laundry baskets which have holes in them act as giant strainers for your home grown produce. Rinse your produce while it lays in the basket; any excess water strains off through the laundry basket holes.
You know about how useful compost is when it comes to growing an organic garden, but do you know what it is actually comprised of? Good compost is a combination of grass clippings, produce scraps, leaves, straw and wood chips or small twigs that has broken down into “pseudo-soil.” Use compost instead of fertilizer that you buy at the store.
Strategically plant garlic in your organic garden to deter pests. The smell will repel pesky insects. Take care to plant the garlic near the perimeter of your garden or by plants that often become infested with bugs. On top of its repellent qualities, garlic is also edible.
Before you had chemicals and pesticides, organic gardening was normal! Native Americans taught the pilgrims to place fish beside their seeds when planting crops. A compost pile is an easy thing to establish in a garden corner, and can provide homemade fertilizer for your garden. Composting is an easy way to recycle and reduce the amount of trash you must dispose of, in addition to helping your garden.
As you’ve read, organic gardening requires work, effort, and research so that you can grow organic plants. For the best results, you need to be dedicated to the work. Incorporate the insights you’ve learned here to get your organic garden growing this year