Nowadays, people tend to consume more organic foods. In addition, you also hear more about this type of agricultural method of planting and animal breeding. It is such an innovation to improve our eating behavior. We don’t have to take in an excessive amount of chemicals passively when eating food or worry about the antibiotics in livestock such as meat, eggs of dairy products. However, the prices of organic foods are quite high in comparison with conventionally – grown products that we are using on a daily basis. That’s the reason why people can’t use them as a replacer for everyday food from the normal grocery store or markets.
However, things can be changed easily if you know how to start your own organic garden. It would be a better way to improve the meal quality for your family as well as prevent toxically and chemicals to harm your mental and physical health. In addition, the price is quite cheap since you don’t have to buy them at any stores.
In this article, I will show you some interesting things to prepare with plants when owning an organic garden. Of course, before going to this part, the soil and the compost must be prepared carefully so as to maintain the best condition for the plants.
Which Plants to Choose for Your Garden?
Since the conditions of your garden are adjusted well to grow plants naturally, you don’t have to choose kinds of plant that are difficult to grow. It would be such a good idea if you can select some kinds of plant based on your own decisions about the specific conditions of your organic garden since you are the only one the do researches about this place. Here is a small tip for you: don’t forget to check the USDA’s Hardiness Zone. The plant’s growth speed depends heavily on the light, moisture and soil quality. The soil quality and other factors will soon change for the better after some crops. The plant’s resistance relies on how happy it is and how much nutrients it is provided by garden factors.
If you are going to plant seedlings, remember to go organic all the time. These seedlings should be selected as those are chemical – free. It means that your plant can’t be raised with chemical fertilizers or pesticides. If you have time to wander around and look for the best ones, go to the local farmer’s market and buy some stocks of the seedling to see the differences. Normally, you should choose the stocks that don’t have any blooms yet with no overcrowded roots if possible.
Some plants should be grown from seeds such as sunflowers, poppies, dill… since they can consume the nutritious inside the shell to grow up before consuming other nutritions from the soil. You should consider carefully about the type of soil for these plants.
How to Plant Crops?
People can grow a plant in any ways that they think it would be convenient for them, but the most common way to grow a garden is to plant crops in wide beds. Plants that you are going to harvest after a certain amount of time should be grouped and planted together in beds. This will help you to avoid stepping on the plants and it would be easier for you to take care of the plants in a professional way. Grouping the plants together will help them to grow better since the weeds can’t grow quickly and the water can be shared easily. The maintenance of the plant groups also provides favorable conditions for the soil to improve itself. You might think that the ample space between rows is useless, but it is the best way to circulate air around your garden so as to provide a fresh and healthy environment not only for plants but also for you each time you do the gardening.
Another thing you need to remember is the size of your plants. They won’t keep their size forever, so you should calculate the space between two plants before seeding for planting so that they will have enough space to develop. If there are any troubles with planning and space calculating, the suggestion from a gardener would be very helpful.
If you don’t have space for too many types of plants, this list would be helpful since these plants don’t require too much space and you can have the best result within a short period of time:
- Non – hybrid pole beans
- Swiss chard
- Tall snow peas
Watering The Plants
It’s not only the amount of water that you should concern about, but the time for watering should be put into estimation as well. The reason behind this is the temperature and other weather factors such as the wind, the sun and moist. The morning is the best time for you to water the plants since the amount of water evaporated last night can be fulfilled right away. If you choose the evening to be the time for watering, it would create favorable condition for harmful fungal and bacterial to develop quickly and damage the plants.
The best way to water the plant is put a proper amount of water under the roots, not the green part on top. It would be such a waste of water. That’s the reason why you can set up an auto – watering system under the plant rows so as to adjust the amount of water easily and avoid wasting too much time watering by hands.
Don’t forget to water the plants frequently but not too much. You should calculate the amount of water including rain, which doesn’t exceed 1 inch per week. With plants that have deeper rooting, try to water more but not too much.
So if you want to have an organic garden, you have to put all of your efforts in the plants. Don’t let them die. Don’t let them dry. Protect your garden at all cost and you will have the best organic products ever.