A collection of tips on how to begin organic gardening makes the perfect starting point for a beginner to emerge and hopefully, begin growing their own organic produce much easier. Below is just such a collection that will hopefully assist the eager novice into eventually becoming a pro when it comes to organic gardening.
A good tip of what to plant in the garden is to plant high-value crops. Value is a subjective term but plant the things that are most costly to buy as long as they are suited to the climate. The whole garden does not have to be devoted to this, but if an area is earmarked for this type of crop, it can save money in the coming season when prices are sky high for certain crops.
A helpful solution for getting rid of a few slugs in your garden is to set out a container of beer. Just take a small plastic cup or container (plastic margarine bowl works great) and tuck it down into your garden beds near the area where the slugs are known to appear. Be sure the lip of the dish is level to the ground and then fill it with beer. The beer attracts the slugs into the dish where they will drown. You will have to dispose of the slugs and reset the beer “trap” every couple days, but your slugs will disappear.
Make sure the hole you plant for a tree or shrub is at least three times wider than the root ball of the seedling. Most of the root system of a tree or shrub is found in the top foot of the soil. Planting a seedling in a small hole will result in slower growth and failure to thrive.
Keep your garden fertilized. Manure can help grow plants, but to eliminate risk of pathogens, try using a type of commercially composted product. Of all the fertilizing options available, it doesn’t really matter which one you choose as long as you use something.
You can use natural materials or other plants in your garden to keep away pests. For example, slugs can be deterred by the presence of marigolds or onions. Another way to get rid of pests is to spread wood ash at ground level around shrubs and tree plantings. Using methods like these eliminates the need for chemical pesticides, which can be harsh or even harmful.
Hopefully, this collection of tips were enough to give you a great start on what to do and expect when it comes to growing your own organic plants. This collection was carefully constructed to be an aid in your arsenal, so that you can begin to hone your organic gardening skills into growing healthy organic produce.
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