Organic Gardening Tips
More and more gardeners are adopting organic gardening and having great success. A steady supply of healthy organic fruits and vegetables are the main benefit gardeners look for when creating an organic garden at their home. We are dedicated to helping you achieve the organic gardening results you want. The tips below will help you get those results.
Planning, Preparations and Tips
~ Plan Your Organic Garden: Planning is crucial to a successful organic garden. You need to consider the layout of your plots. North-facing gardens in the southern hemisphere and south-facing gardens in the northern hemisphere are best. If your area is windy, you will need to find solutions for this, too. Fencing and wind-barrier plantings are popular ways to block excessive wind.
Having water close by is just as important. Installing an irrigation system with a timer is a terrific idea. It will make the difference between enjoying your garden and being a slave to it. If you are planting trees and shrubs, check what their mature size will be. Many shrubs and trees are difficult to move. Trees will grow and make shade, so don't forget they do this. Sun-loving plants and flowers can't thrive in the shade.
We all know that plants need water, but over and
under-watering are some of the biggest reasons for an
unsuccessful garden. Over-watering prevents plants from
creating deep root systems, which are essential to the
long-term health of the plant and your garden.
Over-watering also tends to leach nutrients and lime out
of the soil, causing poor growth and acidity. Finally,
over-watering can wash chemicals, fertilizers, weed
killers and plant nutrients off your property and into
streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes. Such a situation can
contaminate groundwater and, eventually, drinking water.