If you are environmentally conscious and worried about the toxic effects of chemicals, organic gardening may be for you. Organic gardeners eschew the harsh chemicals and fertilizers used by large corporate farms. Organic gardening is also cheap and requires very little equipment. Keep reading for some useful tips on organic gardening.
Strawberries are a good organic garden choice for families with strawberries, particularly everbearing strawberries. Kids really enjoy plucking snacks directly from the ground, and may have greater enthusiasm for the work if they see the results of their labor right away.
If you’re really serious about environmentally-friendly gardening practices, refrain from developing some of your land and use it as an animal habitat. Wildlife can help the plants in your garden to thrive, as insects support plant reproduction, while the excrement of many species contains nutrients which can help to fertilize your soil.
The optimal amount of organic mulch to use in your flower beds is 2-3 inches. This practice is an easy way to discourage weeds, retain moisture, and add valuable nutrients to your garden. By adding mulch, you can give your flower beds a finished appearance.
Have plastic bags on hand so that you may cover your muddy gardening shoes. This allows you to maintain your flow so you can rapidly get back to your gardening.
When it is time to gather your produce, you should use an older laundry basket. This will be like a strainer for all your produce. You can rinse your produce off while it is in the basket, and the excess water will strain through the holes of your laundry basket.
Organic gardening is healthier. You won’t be exposing your plants – and yourself to toxins or chemicals. Use the tips you just read to help you start planting your organic garden. In addition, you will notice more wildlife that congregates around your garden. You can be one with nature! Start planning your garden today.