That’s what many people asked. If you are one of them. Here’s an advice; think simple and not complicated.
This article will show you the 4 simple Steps to starting your beautiful organic garden. Basically on “How To Start An Organic Garden”.
4 Simple Steps To an Organic Garden
Step #1: Planning Your Organic Garden
Planning Your Organic Garden is the most important step to start an organic garden and many people simply overlooked this one. If you don’t plan well, you will end up doing a lot of unnecessary stuffs. Always plan ahead.
During your planning, you must choose a location. Some guidelines in choosing a good location for your organic garden includes:
- Having 6 hours of direct sunlight
- Good soil drainage
- Good air circulation
- Not too much strong winds
Next, you must plan what crops you want to plan and then follow that plan out, dutifully.
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Step #2: Getting the Soil Ready
As an organic gardener, your soil is crucial to your success. Thus, you must test your soil with a home test kit to make sure it hits a pH value of 6.8.
Ensure your pile is fertile by adding a little compost for more nutrients. Only after your soil has reached a pH value of 6.8 and the fertile stage, then you can proceed to planting your plants. Otherwise, they will not receive the best treatment it can get.
As you are testing and clearing the soil, always check to see if there are weeds. If there are, remove them or otherwise, once it grows, you are gonna have a hard time removing them.
Step #3: Plant Your plants
Most people would save time and buy grown plants from gardening centers and transfer to organic garden. This might not be safe as you would not know what sort of chemical fertilizers had they used. Other methods includes planting your plants indoors and growing your seeds directly in your organic garden.
It all depends on individual preference but I would recommend growing it indoors first and then transfer to your organic garden. That way, you can save time, monitor your plants perfectly and transfer to the organic garden only when it is time.
Step #4: Controlling and Maintaining Your Garden
Here comes the most important Step that many will give up at this Step. Why? Simply because they can’t control their organic garden and it turns out to be a complete mess.
Firstly, you got to know and develop recipes to keep pests off your garden. Secondly, you must encourage beneficial bugs and animals into your organic garden. They will do most of the work of annihilating the pests for you. Of course, you still have to do most of the work, managing your organic garden.
Thirdly, many people find weeds a complete irritant. Many in fact, given up because their entire organic garden turned into an “organic weed garden”. Always minimize the weed growth right from the start. Otherwise, it will become disastrous.
These are the 4 simple steps that you can apply to start your organic garden. Always remember that the key to your organic success is your soil. Treat it well and they will serve you well.
Aaron Dopko is a self-confessed organic gardening addict and pest control freak. Recently, he went crazy, revealing his proven Step-By-Step blueprint to start an organic garden In fact, he even shows how he maintain his organic garden, keeping his garden 95% pest free.