Organic Gardening for Beginners

Organic gardening for beginners

Would you be excited by the whole concept of starting your own organic garden but aren’t quite sure on what to do first? If that sounds familiar then you are in the right place.

Are you a seasoned gardener ready to revert to organics? Then this is perfect for you as well.  We read a lot of information on organic farming, some very technical and others really interesting but gives little practical useful tips.

Here are some beginners tips that will help you avoid mistakes.  I have to say that they are by no means exhaustive but will give you a great start.

Tip 1: There is absolutely no magic bullets

Organic garden is a blend of :

(a)Fertile agricultural soil
(b)Non GMO seeds
(c)Good supply of fresh water
(d)Enough sunlight

In the event that there is something out of balance you are bound to have a problem.  Keep in mind that there is no specific method that is a cure for everything.

Tip 2: Begin small, go slow

It is always recommended that anyone who is starting to grow an organic garden to begin on a tiny sizeable piece of land.  Probably a raised bed 2 by 4 feet is a perfect way to get your feet dirty with several heirloom tomato plants.  Starting small and learning as time goes will fend of the disappointment if you have a minor setback. Important Note: If you’re going to dig a hole more than 2 feet deep you will want to contact an electrician to double check that you’re not going to hit a wire!

Tip 3: Different plants have different developing requirements

It is essential to know prior to planting what conditions will be required by your plants to really thrive.This is a rather basic principle but often overlooked.  Therefore,before you select what you are going to buy give a careful thought to the local climate you are in and check the plant suitability to that zone.  It is even recommended that you plant native species in your area.

Its much easier to develop nutritious tomato plants or garlic species after you have discovered what soil requirements they need.  Much better than repurchasing seedlings because your first try didn’t grow.

Tip 4: No short cuts

You may be tempted to think you can include chemical fertilizer to make your plants grow rapidly or taller.  The very use of chemicals is a complete opposite of organic.  Adding chemicals to induce color or artificial growth can destroy fertility necessary for your plants to grow.  Use good compost which is often rich and dark with an earthly odor.

You may need to make your own compost to add to the supplements your crops need.  You really need to consider starting a bokashi bucket.  Bokashi is a method for fermenting kitchen waste and turning it into a valuable gardening soil for your plants.

Tip 5: Avoid putting a twenty dollar plant in a fifty cent hole

A rule of thumb is to dig a pit big deep enough so that the top basic ball is over the soil.  You should make the hole twice as large as the circumference of the root ball.This allows the root to disseminate as it grows.  Congratulations,you are well set on your way!