If you live in a home with a fairly large lot, chances are that you have a patch of land lying in your backyard. While you may choose to just keep it idle or make better use of it by putting up a structure on that area, it would be better if you grow organic plants there instead.
Why should you start your own organic plant garden? First of all, because it can save you more money than by buying your organic food from groceries. Another thing is that when you grow your food in your own backyard, you can be sure that you’re eating fresh food. Finally, nothing beats the satisfaction of accomplishing something as creating your own organic garden.
But before reaping the fruits of your garden, you should first prepare it so you can start planting organic food there right away. Below are some basic tips in creating your organic garden.
- A good organic garden, or any type of garden for that matter, begins with a good type of soil. While you can buy good loam soil from gardening shops, you can also choose to make yours conducive to gardening by composting it. Using the proper techniques, you can have an ideal soil in a month’s time. It takes time, but it’s surely worth the wait.
- You should choose well the seeds that you wish to plant. It is important in determining if it will grow in your area and if you have the conditions needed in growing them.
- When dealing with pests, you should choose repellants that are biodegradable and those which will not harm the soil and your plants. There are natural alternatives to chemical-based repellants which you can make or buy.
- You can take courses in gardening if you feel that your current skills won’t cut it in making your own organic garden.
Before food became mass-produced to whet the appetite of the hungry public, it were grown on small farms usually tended to by families. During that time, food was produced naturally, and without using chemicals to create standard results.
Today, the appeal of organic foods is gaining popularity. Signs of which include companies joining the organic food-production bandwagon and regulation set up by governments such as the US, the EU and Japan in making sure that the foods sold as organic are indeed organic.
Organic foods, however, are being criticized for being too expensive. Because of this, only affluent members of the society are able to avail of this. This isn’t entirely the case, however, as anyone which the right tools and dedication can grow organic food in his/her own backyard.Here are some basic of growing your organic food:
- You must of course have a patch of land. This is the most basic requirement in growing organic food. To make sure you have a healthy soil, you have to compost it. Or you could also buy soil prepared for that purpose in gardening shops.
- Choose what seeds to plant. Doing so would help you produce food that you like in your own backyard. Imagine enjoying your favorite food at a low cost! This can also be a concern when you have a small space to grow your food. Donâ€™t expect to plant a hectareâ€™s worth of pumpkins in a small garden!
- If you’re concerned about pests, use natural insect repellants. If for example your plant is infested with ants, you can use mint oils to keep them off your plants.
- If youâ€™re not blessed with a green thumb but want to venture into growing organic food, you might want to take gardening courses. They can provide you with great insight and the skills to make your organic food dreams come true!