DIY Organic Gardening

March 9, 2015

You have decided to start growing an organic garden, you may wonder where to start, as there are so many things to consider.  The tips in this article can provide you with what you need to know to successfully grow and learn all about organic gardening.

Keep your soil healthy. One of the best ways to deter pests from eating up your hard work in your organic garden is to make sure your soil is good. If your growing medium becomes imbalanced, it will become an attractive place for all kinds of unwanted visitors. Check pH and moisture levels often.  Take a look at the article below on how you can make and use your own ph tester..

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Sometimes when you are growing vegetables or fruits, it can be helpful to cut off newly formed buds or other non-fruit bearing areas. This will stimulate the growth of heavier fruit because the plant re-routes nutrients to where its growth should be navigating. When taking care your garden, it’s important to make the distinction between harvesting the plant, or encouraging its growth.

Use plants that work together. Some plants take nutrients away from the soil while others fixate those same-lost nutrients. Traditionally, vegetables are planted with a crop rotation because of the ability of certain crops to replenish the natural nitrogen in the ground. However, you may be able to take advantage of this knowledge by pairing up “companion plants”.  This is the foundation of organic gardening at its most successful.

One of the best ways to be successful at growing an organic garden is to plan early. The best laid out plans for an organic garden, always make for the most successful garden. Plan what you will plant early on and be sure to have backup vegetables ready to plant when short-lived plants, like lettuce and spinach, are finished for the year.  Take a look at this video, it gives one of the most comprehensive look at crop rotation and will give you a great foundation.

I hope you took notes?  What a fabulous overview of when and where to plant your crops. I love the color system that he suggests, start as you mean to go on and you will be far more successful.  The video emphasises the need for crop rotation as a preventative of disease.

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