Learning the essentials behind organic gardening can help you reach the right path to making your very own “Garden of Eden”. The key to a success is patience and the willingness to get “muddy” along with these five simple tips.
1. Create a Plan
Creating a plan is very important if you want to have a successful organic garden. It is not something that you think about every now and then but it is a specific plan of action that leads to a specific end result. If ever you decide to grow your own garden and you want to do it in organic matter, there are several things that need to be taken into consideration like the environment where the plants will grow, location, the time or duration that it will take to take care for your garden, the effort, and other resources that may or may not be reachable in order to attain your gardening goals.
When you finally have a written outline of what you need to do and the things that you need to accomplish to reach your gardening goals, it’s time to implement the plan into action. An action is everything once you have defined goals. If you have set your goals but you ignore the important factors like compost, good seed, soil, or even the source of water for your plants, then you will likely fail in achieving your gardening goals since any compromise will result in overall failure.
2. Soil Preparation
Soil preparation is basically the foundation of the growth of any and all plants that you will grow. The plants get their nutrients from the soil and consider the soil’s consistency in regard to the amount of compost and nutrients. Adding natural compost to enhance the nutrients that the seeds will get is also needed. Prepare this beforehand especially if you are preparing the soil and you’re all set to start planting your seeds.
With regard to fertilizer some of the best fertilizers that you could get can come from the compost pile if you are doing this in organic matter. It could also be from the worm bin that you have made through vermicomposting. You would have to prepare this several weeks ahead so it would be ready to use when you plant your seeds.
4. Consistency of Water
The consistency of water is also important if you want to grow an organic garden. Ensure that your garden gets enough water regularly. Your garden should have an easy access to water through a hose system, irrigation system, or a sprinkler system. Always bear in mind that tendered seedlings would have to be hand-watered.
5. Gardener’s Journal
Keep a gardener’s journal. Take notes. Put the date you started your garden and planted the seeds, take not of the pests, and the plant diseases that you see. Keeping a journal allows you to successfully garden more the next year.