Organic produce is both nutritious and tasty, far surpassing the typical supermarket selection of fruits and vegetables. So save yourself some money and grow produce from your own garden! Read on to find out how to build your own organic garden, in your own home!
If you live in the city, you can still reap the benefits of organic gardening through container gardening. Herbs especially will thrive in indoor pots, as long as they are large enough. Container gardening can be easier than outdoor gardening when going organic, as there is less risk of exposure to insect pests or weeds.
Coffee grounds and leftover coffee can be used to repel slugs. If you have an issue with slugs in your garden, you can repel them effectively with coffee. You can sprinkle coffee grounds on the soil around your plants or use leftover coffee in a spray bottle to spray the slugs directly.
Use about two to three inches of organic material as mulch in all of your flower beds. Mulching helps to hold moisture in the soil, enhance the soil quality, and slow down the growth of weeds. Also, the flower beds will look beautifully maintained at all times.
Tuck away some plastic grocery bags and use them to slip over your muddy boots. You will be able to go in and out without having to keep taking your shoes on and off.
Do not waste your time and energy carrying a hose that is hard to put away. Get a couple or hose reels to keep your hose neat. You can get a stationary hose reel to keep your hose on a wall, but you can also find portable hose reels if you want to carry your hose around your garden.
Encourage bees, wasps, ladybirds and other beneficial insects. These insects are vital in an organic garden. Bees are nature’s most efficient pollinator, and wasps and ladybirds prey on destructive insects in the garden. Ladybirds are particularly effective at ridding your plants of aphids. To attract these beneficial insects, plant companion herbs and flowers around the edge of your vegetable garden.
When you are thinking about starting an organic garden, figure out a plan. Creating a plan for where you want to place each plant will be time saving. If you have a short amount of time that can be spent in your garden, having a plan could help you make the most out of that time.
Do not keep on buying low quality produce. Use the advice in this article and you can start growing your own organic produce.