6 Easy Steps To Grow An Organic Garden!

Grow an Organic Garden in 6 Easy Steps-1 (2)Whether you are a beginner in gardening or you are well familiar with the spade and secateurs, you need to ditch the conventional methods and switch to organic solutions. There are many benefits of the organic gardening – from reducing the toxic ingredients and maintaining an eco – friendly soil to growing healthy and safe greenery. You just need to follow the proper steps to grow an organic garden to make it production and harvest a bounty of produce.

Undoubtedly the chemical products such as pesticides and synthetic fertilizers provide instant results. The traditional solutions make gardening far easier, dealing quickly and effectively with weeds and pests. But on what price? The hazardous elements found in the chemical fertilizers and pesticides kill the soil’s micro-environment, vital for enriching the soil with nutrients. Organic gardening is a mild way to treat the plants without harming the vital bacteria in the ground. It also saves you money, not only because you work with what you already have in your house, but because it will cut from your water and electric bill.

Steps to Grow an Organic Garden:

1. Pick A Place
For those of you, who are just starting with gardening, choosing an appropriate place is essential. If you already have your garden set up, you need to simply invest certain amount of efforts, time and money to move to organic treating.

  • An ideal spot for a garden would have a number of characteristics such as enough sun penetration, good air flow, healthy soil and functional slope of land.
  • The last requirement might sound a little bit vague. The position of the garden plays a huge role. If it faces south it will receive more warmth during the winter, but will require more water in the summer. If you live an area with constant high temperatures, choose the north – facing slope. Do the opposite if your local climate is cooler.
  • It is hard to find a perfect location. If there is not enough room, you should change the garden’s bed shape or size. If the place is predominantly shady, pick greenery that doesn’t need much light.
  • If you are dealing with unhealthy soil, you should either wait until you gradually improve its condition or buy new soil from the gardening shop (in case you have your garden in an urban area)

2. Prepare The Soil
In order to achieve the best results, you should be sure that the soil is well conditioned. The safest way is to test the land, before treating it. The key to for fostering a healthy and fertile soil is the good compost. It will feed the plans, conserve the water and reduce the weed development. Measure the space to check how much compost you will need. A simple compost pile with leaves and trimmings will do the job. Occasionally turn the material to ensure the air flow. The proper pile should not smell.

3. Choose The Right Plants
You need to select your seeding that can not only survive the conditions of your environment, but also that grow fast. In this way your plants will outgrow the weeds, stopping the penetration of sunlight, eventually killing the irritants. You make a mixture of both fast and slow-growing greenery.

4. Fertilizers
The best thing of organic gardening is that you can finally recycle the leftovers of your kitchens. Egg shells and other organic matter will turn to the perfect nutrients from your plants.

5. Deal With The Weeds
When you’re growing an organic gardening, the only way to deal with the weeds is the old – fashioned way – with the hoe. You can also kneel and simply rip off the weeds. Organic mulches such as bark and wood chips also keep the weeds at bay.

6. Welcome Insects and Worms
You don’t need pesticides to kill the pests. Let the ladybugs do the job for you. Other organic weapons include naturally occurring bacteria that remove the leaf – eaters.

With these simple changes you can ensure a healthy and eco – friendly lawn maintenance and fruitful organic garden.

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    1. Hi Marjie,
      It would depend on what the landscaping material was made from – some material is made environmentally and eco-friendly which is what I use for my organic gardening needs to stop weeds and top with organic mulch. Just check the labels and to ensure that there is nothing that would harm your plants and I see no reason why you couldn’t use them for organic gardening. If fact that sounds like a great idea. I might check that out this spring. Thanks for reading my article and commenting. Happy Gardening. Marla

  9. Hi Marla,
    It will soon be time to start planning this year’s garden, so this post is quite timely and helpful for those of us who want to grow an organic garden. I wish I had a plot of land, but I live in an urban high-rise. Organic indoor gardening is my goal this year. Thank you so much for sharing these valuable tips for growing an organic garden at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing!

  10. Good tips. My wife grows plants in a garden that floats on the lake next to our float cabin. Water from the garden drains right into the lake, and we drink the water. Organic is the way to go.

    1. Thanks Wayne for reading my article and commenting. I agree with you that is organic is the way to go. Love your way of doing a garden – on the water. Marla

  11. Thanks for the suggestions for starting an organic garden. I saw it on the Live It Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #52. Look for me at the blog hop too. I wrote Red is the Right Color for Feb. Be well. Live well. Lead a colorful life! Nancy Andres, Health & Lifestyle Writer, Author of Colors of Joy: A Woman’s Guide for Self-Discovery, and Bliss, Blogger at http://obloggernewbie.blogspot.com and http://www.nancyandreswriter.com/colors-of-joy-blog/

  12. Audrey@That Recipe

    Great information! I have to get started on my garden soon.

    saw this on the Wednesday Roundup

    1. Hi Audrey,
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Gardening time is just around the corner. Have a healthy happy blessed weekend! Marla

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