With a push to eat healthier and to save money at the grocery store, many people are turning to organic gardening to meet their needs. Using this simple advice, you can begin growing your own thriving organic garden. Use what you read and get down to work!
Plant ever-bearing strawberries for your children in the organic garden. Kids are quite eager to pick fruit from a garden, and will help with the planting if they get a nice snack out of it at the end.
Start your organic garden with a good strategic plan. This helps you know exactly where each plant will go in your garden so that you can maximize the few hours you have to garden each day. As part of your plan, take notes on what plants you will use to replace short-lived crops such as spinach and lettuce.
A great rule of thumb to follow when planting an organic garden is less is more. While you’ll want to plant a little more than you think you will need in case of rot or pests, you don’t want to overdo it because you’ll end up with much more than you can handle.
Embrace earthworms in the organic garden! Earthworms are an organic gardener’s best friend. Through tunneling and their nitrogen-rich castings, they can help to aerate the soil. This improves the amount of oxygen that gets to a plant’s roots, improves water retention capacity, and keeps the soil loose and workable. They actually raise much-needed minerals from the garden’s subsoil to the topsoil, where plants can get the greatest benefit. These worms also break up hardpan soil, which is detrimental to root growth.
As you previously learned, it takes time and patience for a great organic garden. Use the tips you found here, mixed with some of your own ideas, to have a productive, environmentally friendly garden. This advice can help you achieve success regardless of what you choose to plant in your garden.