Gardeners are switching to organic gardening methods as organic food becomes more popular. Here are some basic organic gardening ideas for both beginners and experienced gardeners switching to organic.
1. Make sure your soil is in good condition before planting your plants. Before applying any fertilizer, you should plow your soil with a small tiller, since this will help expand the soil in your garden. Compost and earthworms can also be added to your soil. It is preferable to use an organic fertilizer when buying fertilizer.
2. Providing your vegetable garden with enough organic matter is one of the best things you can do for it. Compost aids in the retention of moisture in the soil, as well as providing nutrients to plants, worms, and microbes that aid in soil improvement.
3. It’s important to choose veggies that aren’t susceptible to pests or diseases while choosing vegetables. This is because it will make it easier for you to plant, which will make it easier for you to learn. You can inquire about organic vegetable seeds at your local nursery.
4. Watering practices may differ depending on the type of vegetable you’re growing. Some veggies require moisture, while others simply require a small amount of water. Make sure to water the roots of your crops rather than the foliage, as damp leaves can attract bugs.
5. Pollination is critical to the success of your vegetable gardening endeavors, as vegetables rely on Mother Nature to aid them along. Plant flowers in the garden or close by to attract bees and other pollinators to your veggie plants.
6. Spread a 1- to 2-inch-thick layer of mulch on the soil to keep weeds away. It produces a barrier that keeps weeds out of the sunshine and stops them from germinating. Fungal disease spores are also prevented from traveling onto plant leaves by this mulch layer. Use an organic material as mulch (such as cocoa husks, weed-free straw, or newspaper) to contribute beneficial organic matter to the soil as it decomposes.
7. Avoid planting that grew a year or two earlier because it may closely susceptible to the same disease. The tomato family (tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant) and the squash family are two of the most important to watch out for (squash, pumpkin, cucumber, watermelon). Rotating crops to different regions of the garden helps to prevent disease and nutrient depletion in the soil.