Organic gardening is the only kind of gardening that makes sense, now and for the future of our planet. Our guest author today has a delightful article on how to get started. If you've ever wondered if YOU can do this, you might get your answer right here, right now.
Many beginners seem to think that is an incredibly challenging pastime. However, this isn't true at all. In fact, there really isn't much difference between regular gardening and organic gardening at all. They simply use different and methods. In other words, while regular gardening involves chemical and synthetic solutions, organic gardening is 100% natural.
Having said that, here is how you can get started in the world of organic gardening:
First of all, you need to establish a landscaping design. Now, this doesn't have to involve anything elaborate. You just have to figure out where you want your to be and then plan out a planting timetable.
Remember, though: picking the perfect spot would be vital here. Keep in mind that most plants tend to produce better when they get a minimum of six hours in the sun everyday. And don't forget about water, either. Is your water source easy to reach from the area? Does the area have a slope, so that the plants get drained effectively?
If your space isn't big enough for a medium-sized or big-sized , you can also think about brining your floors and vegetables together to save on space instead. As long as you think about your plants' watering and sunlight needs, though, everything will be fine.
Once you have chosen a good spot, you need to start preparing the ground. Turn over the with a or a tiller and get rid of all of the weeds, rubble and grass in the area. Use a sturdy rake to smooth the surface and level it, and to break up clumps in the soil. Then, leave the area alone for a few weeks and do it all again. If you want, you can loosen the soil a bit more with a garden fork or a tiller.
Now, the next step is a little trickier: you have to test the soil's with a test kit. You can get one of these kits online or at garden shops. Or, if you would rather have somebody else do it – which most people do – you can bring some of the soil to an agriculture adviser or a local nursery instead and have them test it for you.
Once you know what your soil's pH level is, you can start doing research on different tips on organic pest control and fertilizer methods. Some professionals can even help you bring your soil's pH level in-line with your plants' growth requirements. Plus, they can tell you which plants would do best on your area of choice, and teach you how to pick them, plant them and take better care of them.
There you go – now you know how to start planning your very own organic garden. Have fun!