As we discussed in our previous post, organic gardening is the best way to help pollinators continue to help us with food production. Not only that but an organic garden gives us plants that are healthier, thus helping us to keep our bodies healthy. Many of you may be wondering how to get started with an organic garden. Continue reading this article for ideas on how to get your organic garden started and growing successfully.
Before you begin growing your organic garden, make sure you are planting it at the right time. Typically, you can find the best time to plant on the back of the seed package. Otherwise, a quick search online will give you the answers you need. When you plants your seeds at the right time, your results will be a lot better than otherwise.
Many plants will need to be started indoors. If you have seeds that require indoor planting, you will need to schedule them so they will be ready to transfer to your outdoor garden at the right time. It is typically best to write out a complete planting schedule as you plan your organic garden. That way, you make sure you stay on schedule and your plants are put in the ground at the right time.
Always keep your gardening tools organized and close by. You can use a simple tote bag to do so or purchase a gardening bag that will help you keep your tools organized. This will make your organic gardening time more effective since your tools will be easily accessible every time you go out to work in your garden.
Having enough light is important for needs that are starting to sprout. For your indoor plants, move them inside a greenhouse or near a sunny window. You can also opt to use a florescent light on these plants. Most plants need around 16 hours of light each day.
Your garden organic isn’t much more work than a typical garden. It simply takes more research up front to discover ways to provide with your plants need without using chemicals. Not using chemicals is not only better for you, but for the environment as well. You will not only be protecting pollinators but will be producing produce that is healthier for you.