Grab your trowel, shovel, rake, staking rods, and produce the organic products that have increased over 20% on market shelves.
Gardening and buying food that has not been grown in natural, healthy soil and without toxic chemicals is a rapidly growing choice. Organically grown foods are still vying for a more productive option in markets, and are becoming a fast growing option in the field of agriculture.
Organic gardening is considered a partnership between nature and man to produce natural plant products, while also preserving and conserving water and soil resources. The main purpose of this type of gardening is not to use chemicals or pesticides for spraying, nor use hormones or antibiotics in the growth of the products produced.
To be a part of the world’s gardeners, organic gardening still requires a labour of love for the environment and the healthy nature of mankind. For organic gardening for beginners, there are a few tips that will help people get started:
- Start gardening in a small area because if you start planting in a space that is too large, you will become frustrated or overwhelmed. Whatever you choose to plant for your organic garden, keep your options small also, i.e., plant 1 or 2 plants, not 10 or 20.
- Begin with beginner plants or veggies, which means you can find plants that are easy to grown and which costs less than $2.00 each. There are many vegetables that will product additional plants naturally, thus increasing your production. Organic plants are also symbiotic, which means choose organic plants that work well together when planted close to each other, i.e., tomatoes and carrots.
- Gardeners should buy quality compost to make good, healthy soil. The best organic soil mixture for growing organic food produce, includes compost, manure, rock dust and mulch. Natural products that includes blood and bone meal, fish powder, seabird and bat guano, kelp and pelleted chicken manure, help to provide organic sources of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to enrich garden soil.
- Sunshine is vital for the growth of all living things. Organic gardening may require at least 8 hours each day, depending on the products you have chosen for planting. Organic vegetables and fruits require the light and heat from the sun to photosynthesize.
- Water, water, water. Just like the sun, water is also a vital growth substance. Newly planted organic products need watering daily and possibly every 2 to 3 days. Depending on the season for planting, i.e., late spring, water only 1 to 3 times a week so that roots are encouraged to go deeply further into the ground.
Organic gardeners understand the necessary requirements in caring for their garden, especially when it comes to weeding and garden pests. Weeds are a normal event, but organic gardeners do not involve spraying harmful toxins to kill them.
Organic experts suggest pulling them out, which means looking for those pesky plants every few days. Very interestingly pests are not as much of a problem in an organic garden than they are in a standard garden. Plants and fruits that grow in a pure organic soil and compose environment are natural defensive and ward off pests naturally.
However, if pests do survive, there are organic buds killing products that are designed for specific species, such as the pesky Japanese Beetles. Now, you are ready,
Images via Shutterstock & MapsofIndia Heather Roberts is the author of this post.
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