Some people are curious of making their own organic gardens because of their amazing taste. An organic garden is truly agood summer project which can help reduce the household budget and give your body a healthy boost.
Organic produce are primarily known because of the fact that they are free of chemicals that is why more and more people love the idea ofmaking organic gardens especially for the summer season. With the rising cost of organic veggies, fruits and herbs in the grocery stores, more and more people are trying to build their own organic garden at home.
- Things you'll need:
- Pen and notes
- Seeds or small plants
- Garden tools
- Organic fertilizers
- Area for your garden
- Water source supply
- Small fence
- Time, effort and dedication
1 Consider if your location is good for an organic garden through the type of climate that you have in your area. Choose the right spot becausethe garden area should receive a good amount of sunlight every single day.
Ifyour place is often visited by typhoons that results into heavy flooding then this is not a good place for an organic garden. Avoid an area with lots of shady trees too. The area of your garden should not be a low-lying area where watertends to flow and collect. A proper drainage is needed so that plants will survive.
2. Spend some time in researching online or visiting public places for organic gardens. Take notes and photos of the gardens that you like and make a list ofthe plants that you want to grow in your organic garden. Try to look for plants that come naturally from your local area so that you won't have difficulty in growing them.
3. When you start to buy your plants, inspect them thoroughly if they are healthy enough for planting since they may have insect problems. You may get your smaller plants through mail order because these types of plants are less expensive compared to those found in nurseries.
4. Prepare the soil for your organic garden. Pull all the weeds up to the roots in the area of the garden and remove other things like small stones, sticks, anyplastics, rocks etc. Rake the surface well to make the soil even.
5. When you start planting, try to consider that each fruit or vegetable plant will have a different space requirement. If you place your fruit or vegetable plants too close together, they will receive inadequate amount of exposure to the sun and will not produce properly as what you'll expect.
Don't place them too much far apart as well so that your space will also not be wasted. Try to consider what size they will become when they're full grown plants so that you can estimate the spacing when you start planting them.
6. Locate your organic garden near a water source supply because they need agood amount of water especially during the summer season.
7. Build a small but sturdy fence for your garden if you have no fence surrounding your home and you have some native animals. Always try to protect your plants from the kind of environment where you live in.
8 Try to make your own organic fertilizer through your grass clippings untreated with chemicals, crushed egg shell casings and dry leaves. You can also try to save the dirty water from the fish tank if you have one and use it to water your organic plants.
Making your own organic fertilizer will truly help the environment by reducing more waste. You can also improve your soil by continuously providing organic fertilizer in it.
9. If you think that you have a neighbor who likes planting organic fruits and vegetables then try to ask for good advice. Usually, organic planters orgardeners are proud to share what they know and they will also love to heargenuine appreciation from what they had done for good of the environment. They may even give you some extra seeds, small plants or cuttings so that you can use them in your own organic garden.
Tips & Warnings:
- Be positive and patient because plants need time to grow. Many new organic gardeners just simply start by growing vegetables and medicinal herbs on their small porch then later on they get to enjoy the wonderful taste of homegrown fruits, herbs and vegetables that's why they will start an organic garden in their back yard.
- The fruits, herbs and vegetables that come from organic gardens are highly recommended because of their unique taste and natural flavors. They are also very good for the body because they are grown without the use of harmful chemicals.
- Study the natural and traditional way of gardening with regards to growing plants. Look for those that complement and balance each other so that they can just grow together in your organic garden.
- Never try to start a big organic garden if it will be your first time because you might end up getting exhausted. The bigger the size of your organic garden, the more time you'll need in taking care of it. It is advisable to start a small one first andlater on if you feel that you're successful doing it then that's the time that you can start another one with a bigger size.
- Encourage your family members to start a small organic garden in the backyard. Allow them to enjoy planting their favorite plants and watch them grow. It would be much more enjoyable to everyone in the family once all will help harvest the fruits of their own labor.
- Try to be creative and learn how to grow delicious veggies or fruit-bearing plants even if you live in the heart of the city where space is so limited. You can make a tiny terrace or roof-top garden that will be comprised of small pots and raised beds. Indoor growing such as an aerogarden or greenhouse will also be a good option if you like to grow veggies and fruit-bearing plants indoors especially during the cold season.