Organic Gardening – What to do?

Gardening is basically about growing and it doesn’t matter if you’re trying to grow a tree or tomatoes. You’re still a gardener if you’re growing plant life. If you garden at all and want some tips on how you can do it organically, take a look at these gardening tips.

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Be sure that you have a good spot that has the right amount of sun as well as earthworms in your soil. Earthworms are vital to good organic gardening, because they aerate the soil. Also, the by-products of earthworm digestion are actually great plant food. Earthworms encourage soil bacteria that provide needed nutrients to your plants while competing with harmful insect pests, reducing the need for chemical pesticides and fertilizers.

Start your organic garden with a good strategic plan. How much space does each plant need, how big will they get? 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.

While Mother Nature will eventually do the work needed to create compost from a backyard pile, even if it is not actively tended, you can give her a helping hand by adding compost starter to the mix. Compost starters, available from the garden centers, add microorganisms to the soil that help speed up the decay process.

Use mulch to fertilize your beds. You have to make sure you spread mulch evenly, as you need a certain quantity and do not want to waste any of it. Sprinkle mulch as best as you can and use a rack to spread it flatly and evenly. Make sure you cover all the areas that need it.

It’s always good if you can have some tips to assist you in whatever you’re trying to do, so I hope this helps! As I build out my garden will be posting pictures and taking notes and posting them online for you to soon. Happy Gardening! 🙂

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