Organic Gardening Tips

When you decide to eat more organic food, you do it because you are concern that the food treated with chemicals can harm your health and can influence the way you look and feel. Since it’s hard to control the way the food bought in stores is made and the organic products are expensive, the best thing you can do is grow your own food in natural ways using organic products. Follow the next organic gardening tips and assure that you and your family are eating the healthiest meals.

Prepare a clean soil

If you want to get the best gardening results, start with a soil that is clean from any fertilizer and pesticide that might get into your new plants. It’s important to feed your plants on healthy nutrients and the soil is the main source for the plants to get what they need to grow. This is why you have to be very careful what you use on the soil in your garden.

Make natural compost

The compost is very useful for any garden and plants benefit from its growth boosting properties. The best part is that you can make your own compost that will feed the plants, will conserve water and will reduce the amount of weeds in your garden. You can make compost out of food remains, fruit and vegetable peels, egg shells and anything else remaining after you eat.

Recycle and reuse

You can use empty drink cups to grow tomatoes from seeds and once the sprout is out you simply cut the bottom inch of the cup and put the cup in the ground so that the plant will start spreading its roots. Besides being a useful way of avoiding cutworms from eating the plant, you will also recycle the cups.

Plant wisely

When you plant fruits, vegetables and cutting plants, group them together to avoid weed spreading and water waste. Grouped plants will also help you use the compost wisely and will keep you from stepping on the plants. If you plant the beds keeping a big distance between them, the air circulation will encourage fungal development.

Water properly

Not only the amount of water you use on your plants but the time you water them is very important in order to grow healthy plants. Mornings are the best watering time because there is less sun that will evaporate the water, so you will avoid water loss. Evenings are cold and the plants will stay damp all night, meaning there is plenty of time for fungus and bacteria to develop in the soil.

Fight pests with natural weapons

Fighting pests without using chemical pesticides may sound impossible, but you will be surprised to know that you can use insecticidal soap, garlic, cinnamon or pepper spray to fight pests. Also, plants like dill and or sweet alyssum attract predatory insects that will take care of pests in natural ways.