The Basics of Organic Gardening

Brandon Brooks

There is nothing quite like the taste of fresh vegetables you grow in your own organic garden. Perhaps part of it is the sense of accomplishment that comes along with it. Or, maybe, it’s in the fact that your tomatoes taste like tomato should taste. Regardless, an organic garden is an accomplishment since┬ánot all gardens produce. Below are some tricks and tips to help you with your organic garden to help it succeed.

Before you plant your garden, you will need to have your soil tested. This will help you to know what you need to add to your soil without needing chemicals. You can find out the pH of your soil by using a home testing kit. This will help you know what you need to add to your soil to help your plants survive. In a vegetable garden, you need a pH of around 6.5. There are many natural things you can add to your soil to get it where it needs to be.

You can use recycled rainwater to keep your organic garden watered. Rainwater is better for your plants and more pure than tap water, because it doesn’t have the additives tap water does, such as fluoride and chlorine. Rainwater usage also helps reduce the overall water usage at your home. You can store the rainwater in cisterns are barrels to use when the weather is dry.

If you enjoy organic gardening, and you have available land, you should consider leaving a bit of your land undeveloped to help the wildlife in your area. The local wildlife, once it begins to flourish, will also bring in other natural beneficial animals such as birds and insects that will help your garden grow better.

Use the tips above to help you make your organic garden a success. You will discover there is nothing quite like the taste of produce you grow in your own garden. You will not only feel accomplished, but will enjoy some of the best produce you ever eaten.