The main perk to start organic gardening is you will know what is in your food. Eating fresh tomatoes or cucumber standing in your garden is an awesome experience. Besides, growing flowers, herbs, and vegetables in your garden become a pleasing sanctuary for butterflies, bees, and birds.
Organic gardening for beginners is made easy with the helpful tips. Soon you will enjoy a fruitful and delicious harvest!
The location must receive 6 – 8 hours of full sunlight daily. The majority of fruiting plants like cucumbers, pepper, tomatoes, and melons need good sunlight to yield well. Even if your garden has a little shade, you can grow many herbs and greens that can handle 3 to 4 hours of sun’s heat.
Avoid large trees because they steal water and nutrients from your veggies. Ensure that the water source is easily accessible.
If there is no large yard, container gardening is a great alternative.
Ensure that they are placed in protected areas, where they don’t get toppled due to strong winds. Herbs must be planted close to the kitchen. Use the right pot size suitable for the plants you decide to grow.
A successful organic garden is the one that is filled with enriched and well-draining soil. Start a compost pile, to enrich the soil’s upper surface. It helps the plants to get a good start.
For a container garden, choose the potting mix specially formulated. It is light and drains well than garden soil. Nutrients and water can easily reach the roots of the plants. The pots need to have holes for draining because few herbs or vegetables suffer from wet feet.
Choose perfect plants
Choose plants that are native and can grow healthily in your climate. Never ignore disease-resistant hybrid varieties because they lessen work and generate good yield in your organic garden. Moreover, plant different flowers to attract pollinators as well as beneficial insects. They keep the pests away and keep plants happy!
Water wisely & feed properly
Over or less watering is not good for plants. If the soil feels wet then don’t water, but if it appears dry water them. Drip irrigation is a great watering method for organic gardens. Plants require more nutrition for producing a bounteous harvest, especially big plants like pepper and tomatoes.
Rotate crops, clean the debris, and maintain the mulch because plants will like it!