Growing your own organic fruits and vegetables is a great way to save money and adopt a healthier diet, but it also requires efforts from you. As well, there are a lot of choices when it comes to seeds. Keep reading for insight on what is best suited for the garden of your dreams.
Strawberries are a good organic garden choice for families with strawberries, particularly everbearing strawberries. Strawberries are a favorite of children due to their sweetness. And since they’re so easy and fun to pick, it’s also a healthy, productive, safe activity that children can assist adults with.
In order to maximize the efficiency of your gardening, ensure your gardening tools are kept close by you. Wear pants with multiple pockets or use a toolbox or large bucket. If you have your pruning shears, spade, trowel and gloves handy, you will be able to get your gardening chores done much more quickly.
Use several inches of organic materials for mulch in your flower beds. This will help to inhibit weed growth, helps to lock in moisture, and adds needed nutrients to your organic garden. By adding mulch, you can give your flower beds a finished appearance.
Pine is a wonderful mulch so do not discard the idea. There are many common acidic plants that prefer acidic soil. If your garden contains plants like this, there are few things simpler than spreading some pine needles across your beds. If you spread a few inches of pine needles around your garden beds, when they break down, the acid they contain will leach into the soil.
Starting an organic garden helps make your diet better, and understanding the different options for your garden can help you be even more successful. The tips you’ve found above are sure to help you get off to a good start on growing chemical-free healthy food.