A Few Ideas & Some Great Organic Gardening Tips
Organic gardening can be a wonderful thing!
Whether you want to create an organic vegetable garden, grow organic fruits or flowers, the these tips will apply (and help).
Perhaps you are just learning and need a few ideas to get going.
Maybe you are looking for a Real Course on Organic Gardening.
Either way, all of us got started at some point with organic gardening.
Now it's your turn!
In this article with informative videos, we will discuss the following Four Tips
- Building Up The Soil, Earthworms
- What Is Composting
- Ideas To Save Money On Organic Gardening
- Raised Garden Beds
As mentioned, we have included videos on organic gardening that are extremely helpful. These were created by organic gardeners, professionals and enthusiasts alike.
Lets get started…
Soil Is Key: Earthworms Are Our Friends
When taking an organic path to control garden pests, try to build up the soil to allow healthy microbes to flourish. Earthworms are also very important to organic gardening and they should be encouraged to stay in the soil. When the soil is unhealthy, it is not as resistant to pests.
An Organic Garden Needs Earthworms Video
This great video was created by Kate Glenn. They call earthworms “Organic Livestock”. (I agree wholeheartedly)
What Is Composting And How Do You Do It?
In short, Compost is defined as
…organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment.
Use compost to improve the quality of your soil. Compost comes from the breakdown of natural vegetation, and it is organic. It improves the structure of your soil by making it less dense, thus allowing better water permeability. Compost can also be used to balance the pH level of your soil.
An Excellent Resource can be found here as well! How To Compost At Home
Turning Trash Into Organic “Gold” (Composting Video)
Organic Gardening Magazine Editor, Scott Meyer, shares ideas on how to create compost, what are “greens” and “browns” and much more.
For example, did you know that:
There are more living organisms in a teaspoon of compost – than there are people living in the world?
Watch the video to learn more. This video was created by Howdini and features Ron Corning.
A Tip To Save Money On Garden Covers
If you're like me, when starting a new hobby, you may tend to spend a heap of money getting started. There is no need to do that. One way you can save some money is on garden covers.
Why buy new garden covers when you can use your old blankets to cover plants in the winter time? If you don't have any old blankets, you can buy used ones at thrift stores cheaply. Use tomato cages to support the blankets over your plants. Individual bricks or garden rocks can be used to hold the blankets and down and insure good coverage for your plants.
A Tip To Save Money On Buying Garden Pots
Your could buy garden containers for your seedlings or you could save money by creating your own! This is a great video that shows you how to make your own organic seedling pots out of newspaper. This video was created by croutoncrackerjacks
Raised Garden Beds
Use a raised garden bed when planting your plants. Not only does it provide a minor defense against the common vegetable pests, raised garden beds are also warmer during the spring. The planter becomes warmer because it isn't surrounded by several inches of isolating ground-soil. The warmer climate will result you being able to plant earlier.
One Way To Design A Raised Garden Bed Video
Gary Pilarchik from The Rusted Vegetable Garden shares how he re-designed his raised garden bed in the Fall.
When first growing a garden, attempt to put as much effort into the first bed as possible. Land that hasn't been used for a while needs an overhaul to begin changing into a viable spot for plants.
Usually these regions either lack the right nutrients or consistency of soil. Many new and intermediate organic gardeners get this wrong.
We suggest reading this article as well: How To Test Soil And Fertilize
Do you now see why organic gardening is such a wonderful thing? Discovering that you can grow healthy fruits and vegetables and add them to your organic diet, is indeed a thing of wonder.
I hope the tips and videos in this article has given you some great ideas to begin building your own, beautiful organic garden.
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Best Wishes and Happy Organic Gardening,
by Brad M (Egad Its Brad)