Organic gardening can be challenging and these tips will assist you in your efforts to grow a healthy green organic garden. Whether you are a professional or beginner or homeowner these tips are great to keep in mind when growing organic vegetables and gardens.
Seeding the Next Generation of Garden Plants
Always keep some plants and do not harvest all your plants because you will want to keep some seeds for the next generate and future use. Label and store the seeds for next season to produce a great garden next year. You may even do seed swaps with others that you know that are into organic gardening. Keeping seeds in a safe place at a good temperature around 70 degrees is good. You do not want to store seeds in places too hot or too cold because you want to keep seeds healthy. There are many good books and online articles to help teach you good methods of storing seeds.
Ode to the Garden! It’s in the Water!
Washing your fruits and vegetables is important and a large bucket is a popular choice for many to wash off all the dirt. Watering your organic garden is best done with collected storm or rainwater because it’s more pure than tap water from garden hoses since it will not contain chlorine or other chemicals. No water in the city will ever be pure because there are toxins in the air that rainwater will collect when falling but by trying to keep your water as pure as possible your organic garden will flourish. Storing rainwater in large barrels may be a good idea to account for dry times.
Not All Bugs are Pests
Worms are great for gardens because they aerate soil and naturally fertilize plants. Using good mulch, compost and fertilizers in your garden will not only feed your plants well and help keep them healthy but it will attract worms that will add more benefit! Earthworms are friends to you and your garden.
Be Chemical Free
Keep any fertilizers or pesticides you use chemical free. Residential gardeners sometimes use more chemicals than commercial producers because of a lack of knowledge, availability of toxic products at the store and unawareness. It is essential to be chemical free when maintaining an organic garden.
The Right Plants
Remember to consider climate and soil type when selecting plants. Not all plants are built equal and some require certain weather and soil conditions to flourish. Also consider how much time and care you can provide the plants you choose. You want wish to have low maintenance plants in your garden if you are a busy professional with little time.
Organic Gardening Greatness
If you have children you may have them join in the gardening fun with you. Growing an organic garden may be great family fun for everyone. Also you will be teaching your children a great life skill that can be used to feed their families with healthy nutritious foot. These above tips will be useful in growing a green organic garden and getting you started on your way to enjoying delicious vegetables that you grew. It is a very rewarding experience to know your labor is keeping you healthy. Not only will you be eating healthier but you will be more active and relaxed enjoying the pleasures of gardening.