If you’re a rookie gardener, you might feel like organic gardening is out of your reach. You indeed need to put in a bit more work and attention. However, with a bit of guidance, it’s a simple process. If this applies to you, continue reading. This article is a short guide to get you started with organic gardening.
The core of organic gardening is the idea that you don’t use any type of synthetic fertilisers or chemical pesticides. It’s about letting the plants grow naturally, without any additional artificial substances.
To make the most out of your garden, you need to plan ahead. No matter what type of garden you have—flowers, herbs, vegetables, or a mix of those—the best time to make your plan is the end of autumn. Why? Because you’ll have enough time to prepare the soil in your garden before spring starts.
Steps for Adopting Organic Gardening
1. Find the perfect spot
Ideally, your plants should get around six hours of daylight every day. Usually, your plants tend to do better if placed in the southeast area—this ensures they will get plenty of sunshine. Another thing you need to pay attention to is access to water and drainage. Water needs to be able to run off, and your soil needs to be aerated.
2. Prepare the soil
It’s time to get physical. You need to till your soil with a yard fork or a tiller. After forking through your soil, weeds need to be pulled out, as well as the grass and rocks. To be successful with this, you need to come back after a few weeks and remove anything that has grown back in the meantime.
3. Final touches
To efficiently help your plants grow, you need to know what type of soil you’re going to need. You should test for pH levels—you can either do it yourself or go to a local garden centre for help.
By testing, you will accurately know what kind of natural fertilisers you will need for your plants and even organic pest control. Now that you know exactly what type of soil you have, you can decide which plants will be the perfect fit for your garden.
To ensure your plants will flourish and thrive—make the right choices from the beginning. It will save you time and future you will thank you. Match the type of soil you have with the type of plants you want in your garden. Take care of the soil without using any chemicals. Organic gardening is rewarding. It’s the circle of life. You give to the earth, and the earth gives back to you. Enjoy the fruits of your labour!
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