What Is Organic Gardening?
Organic gardening prevents us from several harms caused by heavy doses of pesticides that are applied to the foods. It also helps to saves our money, which we spend to buy expensive foods from the market. While growing own food, you better know what kind of insecticides or sprayers is applied to the soil. A small plot of land can be used to grow a variety of vegetables and food with just little effort and tricks.
Trust me! The food you grow on your own has much different taste as compared to the one you bought from the market on a daily basis. In this age, it’s better to spend time on organic gardening by following simple and effective tips & tricks. Following gardening tips can be followed for optimal results.
Organic Gardening Tips & Tricks
Tip # 01 (Adding Mulch To The Soil)
You can apply mulch (mean: material such as rotting leaves, compost or barks) to the soil to prevent soil erosion as it ensures the moisture quantity is maintained in the soil. Also, they decompose over time adding nutrients to the soil. For this reason, it is advised to add 2-3 inches of Mulch to soil in the start of every season. It prevents rainwater from washing the soil and absorbs the water content of soil. But also take note that the root should not get in contact with the mulch as the moisture will render the roots and the entire plant rotten.
Tips # 02 (Adding Compost Instead Of Fertilizers)
Compost, which is made up of the recycled wastes from garden and food, can be used instead of fertilizers which are never good for healthy foods. This improves the soil and ensures that no toxins get into the food chain (underground water, soil, and plants), as the use of pesticides and fertilizers (artificial) is also prevented. Additionally, it is also climate-friendly.
Tip # 03 (Choosing Plant As Per Your Climatic Conditions)
Always choose the plants that suit your climate i.e. temperature, moisture, rainfall, sunlight etc as you need to take lesser care and mortality rate of such plants even in winters is less. You can consider an example of drought resisting plants that are ideal for dry climate lands as high watering will never be required from your side.
Tip # 04 (Schedule Crop Rotation For Proper Maintenance)
Crop rotation is a widespread and beneficial practice as it ensures – the nutrients remain intact with the soil and pests are controlled. Different crops attract a different category of pests, so the rotation will ensure no single type will remain forever or grow. It helps retain the nutrients in the soil as different crops require diff nutrients.
Tip # 05 (Grow Hardwood Trees For Extra Shades)
Do grow hardwood trees i.e. which shed leaves and bear new ones every year. In spring they’ll bear full leaves preventing sunlight and in winter they become bare, allowing sunshine to reach you. Also, it saves a lot of cost for air cooling and warming, etc.
Tip # 06 (Feed Insect Which Is Beneficial For Plants)
Some animals, insects, flies help the plant grow healthily by either killing the harmful ones or by pollinating the plants. Earthworms help aerate the soil ensuring oxygen and water to the roots. You should make sure, such beneficial organisms thrive. Some of the insects which are beneficial for plants are Ladybugs, prey, whitefly, mites & lots more.
Tip # 07 (Avoid Overwatering Your Plants)
Avoid overwatering plants. Always try to shower plants only in the morning or late in the evening when the sun is not on its peak. Because of watering plants in noon or when the sun at its peak the major portion of water will be evaporated and won’t soak into the ground. Use of sprinklers is never recommended since most of water content is lost due to wind pressure, but watering cans and soakers are highly advised since they help the water reach base of the plant.
By following such amazing tips and tricks you can grow your own organic food in your small piece of land and enjoy fresh food.