5 Easy Steps to Start an Organic Garden
1) Where To Put Your Organic Garden
Not all of us are blessed with a backyard or an open growing area, but if you're just starting out, there's nothing wrong with starting small. A smaller garden not only takes less work to control, manage, and maintain, but it also requires fewer materials to work with than a larger one does. Start out by planting a few vegetables and do not overplant. Work with an area of about five square feet. Trust me, it should be enough room to get all of the fresh veggies you'll ever need.
2) Make The Most Of Compost
If you want to create rich, organic soil, you'll need a compost pile. Organic compost consists of organic material and its sole purpose is to enrich your soil. Surprisingly, you'll be able to find many natural compositions right in your back yard. Examples? Use leaves, grass clippings, or even weeds.
3) Get Your Soils In Order
To start an organic garden, you need the right types of soil. If you're not blessed with peat soil, you'll find a few struggles, but remain resourceful. Add as much organic material to the soils as possible. You will need to nourish your plants without the use of chemical fertilizers, so you will not need to have a fast growth. This is not a bad thing. Often, a fast-growing chemical grown garden will encourage quick growth which can make plants much weaker.
4) Dealing With Weeds
Weeds are not exactly the best friend that your garden can have. If you do not want them growing amongst your plants, use a hoe to remove immediately. If you take off the green portions of most weeds, they are usually stripped of growing. You may have to get down and dirty and remove some of the weeds with your own hands, but this should not be a problem. After all, you'll want the very best for your garden right?
5) Dealing With Birds & Insects
There are many creatures that can make or break your garden. Some you will need to encourage and others you will need to discourage. If you're serious and want to start an organic garden, you'll want to make sure that it has the best chance for survival.
You'll need to do a great deal of research to ensure that your garden starts working for you instead of against you. My current garden is doing wonderfully, and I owe it all to hard work and a few great tips along the way. For more great tips, see the link below. I've compiled many great organic gardening tips and tricks that will get you started right away!