Organic produce is much more tasty and healthy than the mass produced fruit and vegetables normally found at the supermarket. Try growing your own organic produce instead of spending a bundle. This article will get you started with the knowledge you need construct your personal organic garden.
Involve the whole family in your gardening hobby; children find growing things to be very interesting. Toiling together in the garden brings your family closer together and offers many different opportunities to learn new things and instill green values.
One way to encourage an organic garden to be sustainable and healthy is to put aside a section to stay undeveloped, thus encouraging wildlife to approach it. Your cultivated garden spaces will benefit from the various insects and wildlife that will inhabit and pollinate the undeveloped space.
After your seeds begin to sprout, it is not as important to keep them warm. As your plants grow, you will want to put a little distance between them and heat. Also take any plastic films off of your containers, so you can keep the warmth and humidity out. Watch the seeds so you can know when you do this.
Use approximately two or three inches of natural, organic material as some mulch in every single flower bed. Not only will you be adding nutrients, but weeds will be less likely to grow and moisture will be retained more easily. A layer of mulch also creates a more attractive appearance.
Remember to plan for adequate spacing when you first lay out an organic garden. It can be easy to underestimate how much space your plants will need once they begin growing. Failure to provide adequate room will restrict growth because it forces plants to compete for valuable nutrients and oxygen. Plot out all of these considerations before putting that first seed in the ground.
When the time comes to harvest your produce, collect it using an old laundry basket. The laundry basket is a perfect strainer for any produce run off. While your freshly harvested fruits and vegetables are still in the basket, rinse them off and any excess water will run off through the laundry basket holes.
You can make a raised bed with untreated wood, brick, or stone. Choose a wood that is resistant to rot and does not contain any chemicals. Optimal wood choices that fit these criteria are locust, cypress, and cedar. In a vegetable garden, never use treated wood, as the chemicals can leach out into the soil and food crops. If you must use treated wood, create a barrier, such as with plastic sheet.
Any form of gardening helps you get in tune with the environment, but organic gardening takes this concept to the next level. When you do this type of gardening, you will start to have a good idea of the whole process of planting from start to finish.
You will no longer have to purchase your produce. Apply what you’ve learned in this article today, and start growing your own produce.